Government Says Committed to Delivering Aid to All

Doctors pledge support for Assad in upcoming elections

Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said on Monday his government is committed to delivering humanitarian and relief aid to all citizens in cooperation with the professional syndicates and popular organizations.


Meeting members of the executive board of the Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists and Nurses Syndicates, Halqi stressed the importance of the role of medical syndicates in offering medical services to all citizens and developing the medical sector.


The prime minister said the government stands at equal distance from all presidential candidates and it seeks to provide all the requirements of the democratic process, adding that the government is offering logistical and media support to all candidates.


The meeting discussed a number of medical issues, including the issue of health insurance, in addition to mechanisms of offering medical services to the injured and affected people due to the terrorist attacks.


In a statement to reporters following the meeting, the head of the Syrian Doctors syndicate, Abdul-Qader Hassan, said the meeting touched upon the role of professional syndicates in offering medical services to the citizens everywhere in Syria.


Hassan pointed out that the current elections law paved the way for democracy and pluralism in practicing elections.


"We are proud as doctors to support Bashar Assad as he is a doctor and an icon for restoring security and stability," Hassan said.


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer



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