In accordance with the circular issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs within the scope of combating the pandemic, İzmir Governorship Provincial Sanitation Board decided to close the Izmirim Cards, which do not have HES Code definition, to public transportation as of January 11. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality called on citizens to define their HES codes to the Izmirim Cards they use in order not to experience unjust treatment.
In accordance with the circular issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs within the scope of combating the pandemic, the process of defining personal HES codes to electronic cards used in urban public transportation continues. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has been repeating its calls for matching Izmirim Cards and HEPP codes since October 30. In the last two months, despite all the announcements, approximately 32 percent of the actively used bearer Izmirim Cards were assigned HES Code. Finally, the Provincial Sanitation Board of the Governorship of İzmir decided to close the İzmirim Cards, whose HES Code was not defined until January 11, for public transportation.
How is pairing done?
The General Directorate of ESHOT has created a special website for citizens to match their HES codes and TR ID numbers with the Izmirim Card they use. On the website at the address "hes.eshot.gov.tr", only one Izmirim Card can be paired. Personalized (with photo) or bearer all Izmirim Cards must be matched with personal HES codes. The site, which is designed to be very easy to use, can be registered by entering the requested information. In addition, the digital information kiosks of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, subway stations, ferry ports, various service buildings and social facilities are paired.
Help desks have also been created
On the other hand, for those who do not have internet capability or who cannot perform transactions on digital channels, Bornova, Halkapınar, Çankaya, Konak, Üçyol, Göztepe and Fahrettin Altay metro stations; Airport, ESBAŞ, Sirinyer, Crescent, Halkapınar, Alsancak, Salhane, KarşıyakaAt Demirköprü and Çiğli İZBAN stations; KarşıyakaAt Konak and Bostanlı ferry ports; Help desks were set up in Konak Bahri Baba Transfer Center. Computerized personnel working here provide face-to-face services to citizens and match HES codes with Izmirim Cards.
No "deadline" for over 65 and disabled people
Citizens over the age of 65 who benefit from public transportation free of charge and those with a disability report of 40 percent or more must issue an Izmirim Card with photo and match their HES codes within the scope of the decisions to combat the pandemic. However, January 11, 2021 is not the 'deadline' for people with disabilities over the age of 65. Because the use of public transportation for those over the age of 65 is prohibited by the Ministry of Interior circular. Disabled citizens, on the other hand, have to apply to the card units in person due to the obligation to submit their reports. The parents or guardians of the people with severe mental and physical disabilities and disabled citizens under the age of 18 can do the application procedures. The card units prepare and deliver the photographed Izmirim Cards to the applicants in a few minutes. Citizens over the age of 65 can apply for their card both http://www.izmirimkart.com.tr He is able to do it personally as well as from. Then photographed Izmirim Cards; It can be purchased from card centers in Konak, Bostanlı İskele, Fahrettin Altay and Bornova Metro. İzmirim Cards are given free of charge to citizens over 65 and disabled.
Card application in surrounding districts
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, in districts outside the metropolitan area; Local service units were commissioned to “take on site” applications for over 65, disabled, 60 years old, student and teacher card applications. http://www.izmirimkart.com.tr Those who apply for 65-year-old, 60-year-old, student and teacher card via the internet address; will be able to get their cards from local service units. Citizens with a disability report of 40 percent or more, whose application cannot be received online, will be able to apply to the local service units with the requested documents (a certified copy of the disability report as the original or original, a biometric photo and identity card). Citizens will be able to purchase their personalized (with photo) Izmirim Cards from local service units without having to come to the city center.
Boarding information to the ministry
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has been sharing the Izmirim Card boarding information with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey every day since October 30 within the scope of efforts to combat the pandemic. After the actively used Izmirim Cards are matched with the HES codes, all boardings made to public transportation vehicles in the city will be monitored electronically. Thus, patients or people with contact will be prevented from using public transportation. While the Ministry should be in quarantine, it will identify patients or contact persons using public transportation and initiate criminal proceedings.