The Minister of Health, Abdelhak Saihi, received on Sunday in Algiers, Mr. Zwelivelile Mandela, the grandson of the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela, who is visiting Algeria, during which he attended the 7th edition of the African Nations Championship CHAN-2022 (postponed to 2023) which ended on Saturday evening.
The Minister of Health said that this meeting is part of “strengthening the prospects for bilateral cooperation between Algeria and South Africa, especially in the field of health and maintenance of medical equipment in hospitals.
Mr. Saihi revealed that Mr. Zwelivelile Mandela “expressed his full willingness to strengthen and promote bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of Health”, adding that “a South African delegation of experts and technicians will soon visit Algeria to examine issues related to the maintenance of medical equipment and materials.
This meeting “will be topped off by decisions aimed at defining and outlining the prospects for cooperation between Algeria and South Africa in the medical field as well as the maintenance of medical equipment in hospitals,” the minister said.
For his part, Mr. Zwelivelile Mandela said that this meeting was an opportunity to strengthen the historical relations between the two countries”, noting the importance of “promoting relations between the two parties, especially in the health field, in order to support the health sector in Algeria and allow it to benefit from the experience of his country, especially in terms of maintenance of medical equipment in hospitals.
Mandela’s grandson said that “a specialised South African delegation will soon be sent to Algeria to assess the state of hospitals and their medical equipment, while presenting proposals to improve and promote medical care in hospitals.