The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Department of Foreign Relations held its weekly meeting via video links to discuss the results of contacts with friendly countries to secure medical supplies for the Syrian Interim Government’s Ministry of Health in order to enable it to confront the coronavirus pandemic.
Members of the Department discussed the measures being taken by the Ministry of Health and its directorates and civil society organizations to prevent the outbreak of the pandemic in the liberated areas. They also discussed the situation of medical facilities and basic healthcare facilities.
They praised the considerable progress that has been made in recent weeks, especially the Ministry’s testing of the suspected cases, which all tested negative. It also set up isolation centers and sterilized the various public facilities. Members of the Department attributed the success of these efforts to the cooperation between the Ministry of Health, civil society organizations, and Turkish health directorates.
The Department members stressed the importance of continuing to communicate with friendly countries and international organizations to inform them of the latest developments and the basic needs to carry on with the campaign to confront the coronavirus. They also stressed the importance of discussing the latest developments on the ground and the political process with the major actors.
They also stressed the need for transparency and utmost care to overcome the crisis as well as for giving unfettered access to civil society organizations, international organizations, and the media to work in the liberated areas. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)