Tunisia: PM Announces Creation of High Advisory Committee in Charge of Assessing Process of Combating Covid-19

Tunis/Tunisia — Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, on Monday, announced the creation at the Prime Ministry of a high advisory committee in charge of assessing the process of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

This decision was taken at a working session between various stakeholders of the scientific, administrative and health structures in charge of the fight against the coronavirus, said a statement from the Prime Ministry.

The work of the committee, which started its activities on Monday, will focus on the evaluation of efforts in the fight against the coronavirus and the proper management of this crisis as well as the coordination of the acquisition of vaccines from foreign laboratories and the exploitation according to the prefixed priorities.

The committee will also be responsible for monitoring efforts to strengthen the capacity of hospitals and the availability of medical equipment including respirators and resuscitation beds.

According to the same source, Mechichi stressed that the creation of this committee is part of the concern to ensure better coordination between the various parties involved in the fight against the coronavirus to overcome any difficulties arising during the process of fighting the pandemic.

Mechichi also insisted on the deployment of efforts to ensure the acquisition of vaccine doses, pointing out that he has set up a committee at the level of the Prime Ministry which will ensure the consultation with laboratories and solve the problem of lack of vaccine doses.

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