Egypt Sends 31 Tons of Coronavirus Medical Aid to Tunisia

Cairo, MINA – Egypt sent 31 tons and 566 kilograms of medical aid to Tunisia to support the country’s health sector amid the coronavirus pandemic, Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed said.

Khaled Megahed, assistant minister of health and population for media and awareness, and official spokesperson for the ministry, said that the aid shipment arrived in Tunisia on two military planes in coordination with the Egyptian Armed Forces, Arab News reported.

The aircraft were loaded with shipments of medicines, supplies and medical solutions, in order to overcome the challenges facing the health system in Tunisia.

Megahed said that the delivery includes 1,500 doses of the Remdesivir vaccine, 300 medical oxygen cylinders, 300 medical oxygen cylinder regulators, 200,000 surgical masks and 20,000 high-efficiency masks.

It also includes 20,000 boxes of latex gloves, 100 pulse oximeters to measure the percentage of oxygen saturation in the blood, 20 solution pumps, 20 solution syringes, 20 suction cups, 40 monitors and 10 devices for generating high-flow nasal oxygen.

Megahed hailed the continuation of the air bridge between Egypt and Tunisia that allows the transfer of medical aid to meet any needs in support of Tunisia’s health system, in accordance with the directives of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.(T/R3/RE1)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)