The Minister of Health follows up with the Chinese ambassador on the completion and equipment of the “BSL-3” biosafety laboratory
Received Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Health and Population, Mr. Liao Liqiang, Ambassador of the State of China to Egypt, to discuss strengthening cooperation in the health sector, at the headquarters of the Ministry’s General Court.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Minister of Health and Population thanked the State of China, in appreciation of its efforts in supporting the Egyptian health sector, stressing the interest of the political leadership with the file of cooperation with the Chinese side, expressing his aspiration for continued cooperation in the field of research, development and innovation in antivirals, vaccines and serums.
Dr. pointed out Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, indicated that the minister followed up with the Chinese ambassador, the completion rates in the health projects that are being implemented between the two sides, on top of which is the preparation and establishment of a scientific research laboratory for biosafety at the BSL-3 level. The two sides also discussed cooperation in increasing Production lines for vaccines and serums, stressing that Egypt possesses skilled human cadres that qualify it to become a regional center for the manufacture, production and distribution of vaccines.
Abdul Ghaffar added that the meeting discussed cooperation in establishing and equipping 9 environmentally friendly health care units, in addition to cooperation in equipping medical facilities with the latest medical devices. Chief among them are CT scans, ultrasounds, and cardiac catheters, stressing that this cooperation will be reflected in the development and upgrading of health care services provided to citizens.
For his part, the Chinese ambassador thanked His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for his efforts in advancing all areas of health care, and for his great contributions in providing all means health care For Chinese students coming to study in Egypt, especially during the Corona pandemic period, he also appreciated the efforts of Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, in developing the health sector, and his role in implementing health campaigns, stressing that the bilateral relations between the two countries are an ideal and unique model for international cooperation.