Chief of Staff of People’s National Army, Lieutenant-General Saïd Chengriha gave, during a visit he paid, today, Monday, to the National School of Military Health in the First Military Region, instructions aimed at establishing a “new dynamic” to improve the “sensitive” military health sector, according to a statement by the Ministry of National Defense.
The statement indicated that during this visit which followed the appointment of Major General Mohamed Al-Bachir Sweyed, as acting central director of the military health services, Lieutenant-General Chengriha presided over a working meeting with the officials and employees of the military health sector.
It added that after the reception ceremony, accompanied by the Secretary-General of the Ministry of National Defense and the commander of the first military region and the interim central director of the military health services, Lieutenant-General Chengriha met with the executives and employees of the military health sector, and delivered an orientation speech via videoconference during which he emphasized the great interest that the Supreme Command of the People’s National Army attaches to the military health sector.
On the same occasion, the Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army affirmed that “the health sector of People’s National Army, the heir of the National Liberation Army, must continue its persistent endeavors aimed at strengthening cohesion and strengthening the bonds of unity and harmony between our valiant people and their army, especially during disasters and crises, such as the qualitative contribution and strenuous efforts you all made to address COVID-19 pandemic.
In this regard, the Chief of Staff of People’s National Army noted “the vital role played by military health employees, including professors, specialists, doctors and nurses, in confronting this pandemic, and contributing, alongside their counterparts in the civilian health sector, to overcoming it.”
Finally, Lieutenant-General Chengriha “gave a series of directives related in particular to the ethics of medical work, good reception and guidance, as well as psychological care for the sick and injured, in addition to ensuring the periodic maintenance of medical equipment owned by military hospitals and the need to ensure coordination and integration of roles among the various military health structures “.