Saied points out need to open all corruption-related files in health sector

President Kais Saied pointed out the need to open all corruption-related files in the health sector, and to prosecute all those who have committed crimes against the Tunisian people.

The public health sector “suffers from many diseases” due notably to the weakening of the State’s role and the corruption that plagues many institutions, whether related to hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, or other structures associated with this vital sector, the Head of the State said as he received on Friday Health Minister Ali Mrabet, affirming that the right to health is a human right that the State must guarantee to all.

The meeting also turned on a set of stalled projects, such as the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Hospital in Kairouan and “the obstacles posed by some sides to impede its achievement,” reads a Presidency of the Republic press release.

The President of the Republic further pointed out that necessary funds for this project are available, “but those who oppose its achievement blame the failure to start work on the legislation and procedures in force,” he argued, considering that “this is a sickening condition that must be tackled” and that those involved must be held accountable.

The talk also helped discuss the Ghar Dimaou hospital project in Jendouba, suspended for years due to malicious reasons aimed at blocking this project, as he said.

The Mother and Child hospital project and improving the management of paramedical training centres, given their key role in the health system were also discussed during the meeting.

Source: Tap News Agency