The Algerian Minister of Health and Population, Abdelhak Saihi has unveiled plans to establish medical hubs in the Tindouf province, a move aimed at enhancing medical activities in this border region. This initiative, which is part of the state's concerted efforts to stimulate medical activities and develop health services, will be supervised by specialist professors.
Investment in Health Infrastructure
In a clear demonstration of the Algerian government's commitment, Saihi stated that considerable human and material resources would be directed to the province. This move aligns with the directives of the President of the Republic, seeking to address a wide range of health needs in the region. The minister's announcement comes amidst concerns over the shortage of specialist doctors in the border province. This initiative is expected to result in a significant improvement in healthcare services.
Practical Measures and Housing Provisions
To meet the health needs of the population, practical measures will be implemented. This will include the deployment of a sufficient number of specialists set to graduate next month. Additionally, the President has issued an order to provide 50 equipped housing units for specialist doctors. This provision addresses various material aspects related to the exchange of expertise, experiences, studies, and training.
Collaboration and Expansion of Medical Services
Saihi emphasized the necessity of cooperation with university hospitals to perform surgeries remotely, thereby increasing patients' benefits. During his visit, the minister inspected the mixed hospital Si El Houas in Tindouf. He also inaugurated an expanded kidney dialysis unit equipped with ten new devices, supplementing the existing twelve. This expansion caters to 60 patients with renal failure. Moreover, a service for treating cancer diseases was launched at the hospital, currently providing care for six patients in the region.