Damascus, SANA – Health Minister Nizar Yazigi met a French parliamentary delegation headed by Gerard Bapt, briefing them on the scale of damage inflicted to the health sector in Syria due to terrorist attacks, particularly the damage to hospitals, health centers, and ambulances.
Yazigi also reviewed the steps taken by the government to provide health services and ensure the availability of medicine and vaccines in all areas, asserting that the Ministry is exerting exceptional efforts in this regard in light of the unjust economic sanctions imposed on Syria which had a negative impact on the health sector in general, and particularly on the procurement of medicine, medical equipment, and spare parts for equipment.
For his part, Bapt said that the delegation’s visit has humanitarian and health aspects as the members want to learn about the needs of the health sector and how to procure them.
On a relevant note, the French delegation visited Al-Bassel Center for Cardiac Diseases and Surgery in Dummar area in Damascus, in addition to visiting Charles de Gaulle School in al-Mazzeh area.
Later, Grand Mufti of the Republic Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun met with the French delegation, affirming to them that the Syrians will triumph over all conspiracies, and that by fighting terrorism and extremism, the Syrians are defending the security and stability of the region and the world.
The Mufti criticized the policies of successive French governments which minimized France’s role in the region, warning against the repercussions of hosting extremism by France and other Western countries, and calling on the delegation members to relay the truth about what is happening in Syria to the French people to counteract malicious media propaganda.
In turn, Bapt said the delegation is visiting Syria to witness the reality of what is happening, as the French people are concerned about what is happening to the Syrians, adding that the delegation members are carrying a message of peace and solidarity with the Syrian people.