Selva Eren, General Manager of the Natural Disaster Insurance Institution (DASK), attended the program held at Malatya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MTSO), in which the functioning and damage processes of TCIP were discussed.
Stating that they received damage notifications in 19 provinces due to the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes that took place on February 6, Eren said that they tried to do their best during this period.
“We’re talking about 600 thousand files and damage reports. This is something that has not been seen before. We tried to take action as quickly as possible. Since we knew that we could not solve this issue only with experts, we actually proceeded with a parametric payment method and with a payment system based on the reports of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change. We made progress. This gave us a serious speed. But most importantly, almost 450 thousand of these 600 thousand files, or even more, were slightly damaged. We determined a number for the less damaged ones. When we want to act faster and pay in this way without these expert requests. “The number of experts we had was also limited. There were waits at certain stages and certain processes. We tried to do our best.”
80 thousand notices from Malatya
Stating that they received about 80,000 notices from Malatya, Eren said, “We have finalized 66 thousand files so far. Apart from this, there are objections, we send our experts and we made a payment of approximately 6.8 billion in Malatya. 578 thousand files and here are all over Turkey. “We have 20,000 files in progress. We are talking about the amount of 29.5 billion paid. This is a very serious figure. We tried to be on the field with all our good intentions,” he said.
The meeting was attended by MTSO President Oğuzhan Ata Sadıkoğlu, Insurance and Private Pension Regulation and Supervision Agency President Mehmet Akif Eroğlu, Insurance Manager of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey Mevlüt Söylemez and insurance agents.