Health Minister Nizar Yazigi discussed with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the efforts exerted by the Ministry for providing comprehensive medical coverage amidst challenges represented through the sabotage inflicted on hospitals and medical centers, which has forced them to cease service and the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on Syria.
In a meeting held on the sidelines of the international health association session in Geneva, Yazigi clarified that the Ministry has rehabilitated dozens of damaged medical centers and vital departments in hospitals in the safe areas.
He called upon the WHO to exert more efforts to lift the economic measures imposed on Syria, which are hindering the import of some medicines and medical equipment.
He stressed the importance of the WHO paying special attention to the deteriorating health situation of the Syrians in the occupied Syrian Golan and compel the Israeli occupation to provide them with health services.
For his part, Ghebreyesus expressed appreciation over the great achievements of the Health Ministry, particularly its eradication of polio, stressing that the WHO is continuing to provide all requirements of the health sector in Syria.
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