Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed has announced that the country has dispatched 31.566 tonnes of medical aid to Tunisia.
The aid is being sent to support the latter’s health sector combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Khaled Mogahed, spokesperson for Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population, said that the aid shipment arrived in Tunisia on board two military planes, in coordination with the Egyptian armed forces.
The planes were loaded with a shipment of medicines, supplies and medical solutions, in order to help Tunisia overcome the challenges facing its health system.
He said that the aid shipment includes 1,500 doses of Remdesivir to treat patients with COVID-19, 300 medical oxygen cylinders, 300 medical oxygen cylinder regulators, as well as 200,000 surgical masks.
This is in addition to 20,000 face masks, 20,000 latex glove boxes, and 100 devices to measure oxygen saturation in the blood.
Mogahed stressed the continued air bridge between Egypt and Tunisia and to transfer medical aid, so that Egypt could help Tunisia meet its health system needs.