Sat, 25 Jul 2020 - 09:22 GMT
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CAIRO- 25 July 2020: Egypt sent the second batch of medical aid to Yemen, in coordination with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to combat the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reported Yemeni news Agency Saba on Saturday.
Medical aid includes saline solutions, PPE, and other medical supplies, said Undersecretary of the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population. He added that the aid comes within the framework of bilateral coordination between Egypt and Yemen.
Egyptian ambassador to Yemen Ahmed Farouk, said that the aid comes as a symbolic contribution from Egypt to Yemen to help end the health crisis that Yemen is going through.
In her meeting with Yemeni Minister of Health Nasser Ba’oom on July 20, 2020, Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed announced that Egypt will increase the free medical programs to the Yemeni people and provide all facilities for the Yemeni expatriates in the egyptian hospitals.
Both Ministers discussed ways of enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the field of health, besides transfering Egypt’s experiences of a number of presidential health initiatives to the Yemeni side, said Egyptian Health Ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed in a statement on Monday.
The Egyptian Minister also directed the ministry officials to send Yemeni counterparts the treatment protocols for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, Megahed said.
In April 2018, Egypt made preparations to dispatch urgent humanitarian aid supplies to the war-torn Yemen under the directives of President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Abdel Fatah El Sisi.