PM discusses cooperation with WHO, stresses health service delivery to all areas

Damascus, SANA – Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi reiterated that the government is very keen to ensure the delivery of medical, relief and humanitarian services to all the Syrian areas with no exceptions, keenness, he said, stems from the government’s humanitarian and legal responsibilities.

The Premier made it clear, during a meeting on Saturday with World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Ala Alwan, that medical services are being provided to all citizens everywhere in the country despite the terrorist organizations’ constant attacks and their attempts to block medical aid access to some certain areas.

He indicated the need of increasing the medicinal and health assistance provided by the WHO to the government, along with the financial support to rehabilitate the health sector, particularly in light of the unjust economic siege imposed on the Syrian people.

The WHO official, for his part, expressed relief over the close cooperation taking place between the organization and the Syrian government with the aim of alleviating the suffering of the Syrian people as far as health is concerned.

Talks during the meeting addressed the possibility of the WHO contributing to capability-development of the Syrian health sector’ staffs, providing new advanced ambulances and mobile clinics and rehabilitating the health centers in the rural areas.

Issues of cooperation in the field of providing medicines and vaccines also figured in the discussions.

Rasha Milhem/Haifa Said

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