Tunisian health minister calls for acceleration of reform of national health system

Tunisian Health Minister Abdellatif Mekki
Tunisian Health Minister Abdellatif Mekki. Reuters

Tunisian Minister of Health Abdellatif Mekki on Tuesday called for an acceleration of the reform of the national health system and improve the medical services offered to citizens.

Speaking at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the ministry on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Mekki called in particular to further develop the health sector to face all emergencies amid the coronavirus crisis.

The minister praised the positive results of the national strategy to control the spread of the coronavirus, highlighting the efforts made by all health professionals in the public and private sectors.

According to the latest report released by the health ministry on Monday night, Tunisia reported no new COVID-19 cases.

The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country remained at 1,051.

“A total of 919 patients have recovered in Tunisia while 48 deaths were reported in 14 provinces,” the ministry said.

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