Two Saudi two aircraft carrying medical supplies sent by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) arrived in Tunisia on Wednesday evening to help the Arab country combat coronavirus.
The medical aid dispatched by KSrelief comes in the implementation of the directive of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. It also comes in response to the request made by Tunisian President Kais Saied during his call with Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman last week.
The supplies include 100 ventilators, 90 portable ventilators, 169 oxygen concentrators, 150 oxygen generators, 150 electric medical beds, 27 vital signs monitors, and 21 patient monitors, 4 ECG patient monitors, 3,000,000 surgical masks, 1,000,000 N95 masks, 500,000 medical gloves, 180 pulse oximeters, 25 intravenous infusions pumps, 25 intravenous drug pumps, 9 defibrillators, 15 video laryngoscopes, 5 electrocardiographs (ECGs), and 8,000 protective gowns.
Speaking on the occasion, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Tunisia Abdulaziz Ali Al-Sager said that the aid reflects the keenness of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince to stand by Tunisia and help it combat the outbreak of the pandemic and mitigate its effects.
Tunisian Health Minister Dr. Fawzi Al-Mahdi thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman for the assistance provided by Saudi Arabia to Tunisia to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Tunisian minister said that this aid comes as an affirmation of the depth of the strong relations that bind the leadership of the two countries, noting that Tunisia will immediately begin distributing Saudi aid to the county’s hospitals to confront the spread of the virus in various cities.
Director of the Tunisian President’s Office, Minister Nadia Okasha, expressed her deep thanks to the government and people of Saudi Arabia, praising the rapid response from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince.
Okasha stressed that the aid provided by the Kingdom today would support the efforts of the Tunisian health ministry to confront the spread of the coronavirus.
With regard to the provision of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the spokesman of KSrelief, Dr. Samer Al-Jutaili, said that the coordination is underway with the office of the Tunisian president to secure a contract with one of the approved international vaccine makers to supply the required quantities directly to Tunisia as soon as possible.