DAMASCUS_ (ST) Minister of Health Dr. Saad al-Nayef yesterday discussed with Head of Mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Damascus, Ms. Marianne Gasser, developments of the health sector in Syria, and mechanisms of cooperation between the two sides especially in providing quality drugs and medical equipments
The Minister stressed that in cooperation with friendly countries, international organization and NGO's , necessary medical services are delivered for citizens ,despite the economicesiege imposed on Syria and the terrorists attacks against health centers targeting their medical crews and emergency systems..
" locally manufactured drugs are available and cover 93% of the needs of the local market ." said Minister of Health Dr. Saad al-Nayef said.
" The real problem is the difficulty in importing generic medicament, especially for cancer ,multiple sclerosis , liver diseases and biological and hormonal medicine ," the minister added, expressing hope that ICRC will facilitate the import of these drugs.
Ms. Gasser stressed ICRC support for the health sector in Syria , particularly in ensuring quality drugs and medical equipment.
She added that ICRC efforts in the next phase will focus on assessing the humanitarian situation and support Syrian areas, hosting large number of affected citizens.