On this occasion, the President of the Republic committed to reconsider the national healthcare system and improve the working conditions of health professionals, as well as their salaries, stressing that “the top priority is to overcome the current difficulties.”
President Tebboune also praised the “considerable” efforts of health personnel to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and commended “the spirit of solidarity of the Algerian people in these difficult circumstances our country is experiencing.
Such a spirit marks “a new start for Algeria,” he added.
At the Central Pharmacy of Hospitals (PCH), the Head of the State called for providing the entire national territory with medical equipment and protection means against the coronavirus.
“We must send medical equipment and means of prevention to every single part of the national territory, especially the most remote areas and the South,” he said, adding that “even if these regions have not recorded a significant number of confirmed cases of coronavirus, precaution and prevention measures are crucial.”
In this regard, President Tebboune instructed Deputy Minister for the Pharmaceutical Industry to “mobilize all means of the public authorities, notably planes, to transport medical equipment as quickly as possible”.
Inquiring about the stored quantities of Chloroquine drug, used in the treatment of Covid-19, the President of the Republic listened to explanations on this produced locally drug, which “quantity is sufficient for 230,000 patients.”
In response to a question from President Tebboune on the national production of this drug, PCH officials affirmed that Algeria “is working to increase its production to one million boxes once the raw material ordered from India are received.”