Shoukry inaugurates the dialysis unit offered from Egypt to Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan
Tuesday، 13 March 2018 - 12:26 PM
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry inaugurated on March 12th with the South Sudanese Minister of Health, Dr. Riek Gai, the dialysis unit offered from Egypt to the Juba Teaching Hospital, which includes two dialysis units and a water treatment unit.
The Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said that the Foreign Minister was received at a large ceremony organized by school and university students and officials of the Ministry of Health in South Sudan. Shoukry proceeded to the ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of the unit amid the cheers of the South Sudanese people, who lined up to pay tribute and express their happiness and appreciation for the Egyptian contribution.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs affirmed Egypt's intention to continue its efforts in support of the health sector in South Sudan. He pointed out that the upcoming phase will witness an increase in the number of dialysis units in the Juba Teaching Hospital from two to 8 units, adding that Egypt will also dispatch a medical delegation to operate the dialysis center for two months, starting April 2018, as well as providing training for a South Sudanese medical staff to operate the center.
The Spokesman noted that Shoukry also referred to the dispatch of a medical convoy specialized in ophthalmology and fistula treatment to the city of "Wau", at the request of the Ministry of Health in South Sudan.