Wed, 25 Nov 2020

Damascus, SANA- People's Assembly Speaker, Hammouda Sabbagh, affirmed on Tuesday that the coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people impede securing many necessities, including chronic medicines, medical devices and technologies.

Sabbagh, during a meeting with the Regional Director of the World Health Organization ( WHO) for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed al-Manzari and an accompanying delegation, pointed out to the importance of deepening cooperation and coordination between Syria and the World Health Organization in light of the big challenges facing Syria, especially its health sector.

The speaker added that the Corona pandemic has imposed additional burdens on the Syrian state with its commitment to providing basic services to citizens, particularly health and education.

For his part, al-Manzari clarified that Syria still enjoys power and firmness despite the challenges it faces in order to achieve its comprehensive health goals and spread its medical services in all regions.

He noted that the organization seeks to strengthen the health system in all countries and to maintain the state of health alert in the face of any emergency such as epidemics, floods and hurricanes.

In a statement to reporters, WHO Regional Director stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation with Syria in the field of medical services and health systems in a way that ensures citizens' access to "high quality health services without any financial burdens."

Nisreen Othman/ Mazen Eyon

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