As Coronavirus wave hits, Algeria’s health system is facing a worrying situation. According to The Africa Report, one of the leading news organisations on the continent, since the beginning of July the number of infections has increased from 500 cases to more than 1,500 per day. More than 12,000 Covid patients are currently receiving treatment in the country’s various hospitals, the majority of whom are dependent on an oxygen supply.
In this overwhelming context of oxygen shortage in the African country, Kamel Ghribi President of the European Council of Africa and the Middle East, responded to a call for assistance from His Excellency Ahmed Boutache the Ambassador of Algeria to Italy, and the Honourable Mr. Ali Redjel the Consul General of Algeria in Milan.
The ECAM Chairman reiterated his belief that we have a duty to support all nations if we are to dominate COVID-19 emphasizing his positive view of continuous support and solidarity between Italy and Algeria. His donation of essential medical equipment and two types of power plants, one to supply a hospital with a centralized distribution system and one for filling oxygen cylinders, will allow Algeria to prolong supplies and help fight the pandemic.
The Italian authorities have gone to great lengths to ensure that this operation was carried out as soon as possible.