Health specialists and representatives from pharmaceutical and medical companies met for the opening of the Syrian Doctors Syndicate at Al-Assad University Hospital in Damascus on Thursday.
Prime Minister Wael al-Halki delivered a speech during the Syndicate’s first regular conference in which he highlighted the importance of the meeting in order to keep up to date with the latest medical advances, research and techniques in order to improve health services in the medical and pharmaceutical fields.
The PM cited some of the direct impacts of the terrorist war in the country on the health sector, including damage to hospitals, health centers and ambulances, as well as casualties among medical cadres.
Despite all the challenges, Halki said, the health sector is still effective as many medical services are provided to the citizens free of charge.
He also referred to ongoing efforts to rehabilitate damaged hospitals and open new health facilities and pharmaceutical factories in newly secured areas.
Halki later visited the medical exhibition held on the sidelines of the conference that included advanced medical and pharmaceutical equipment with the revenue from sales going to a fund to supporting martyrs’ families and injured people.
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