Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security Mr. Hassan Tidjani Haddam revealed that his services are mulling over the possibility of contracting with foreign clinics and institutes other than French and Belgian ones, which have agreements with Algeria in the field of medical treatment and training.
The Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security during his field visit, which led him on Tuesday to the province of Tipaza, 60 km west of Algiers, expressed keen interest in concluding agreements with clinics and institutes in other countries such as Jordan and Turkey, to transfer Algerian children with heart ailments where they’ll undergo complex operations, or for the exchange of medical missions in the field of training.
Some clinics in these countries have lower treatment costs and higher cost-effectiveness than their counterparts in France and Belgium, which have contracts with the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Clinic in Bou Ismail town.
The Minister pointed out that he had instructed the Director General of the National Social Security Fund to achieve this goal as soon as possible, adding that the agreements would allow the transfer of patients for intricate operations or bring in foreign medical teams to perform operations at the clinic of Bou Ismael, as well as the establishment of periodic training sessions to allow Algerian doctors to reach a higher level of proficiency.
Upon inspecting a private ophthalmology clinic in Hadjout town, which was set up within the framework of the Youth Support and Employment Agency (ANSEJ), the Minister highlight the active support of his services for successful projects that create jobs in the country, and provide reliable services to the local residents while praising the success of this clinic project, which provides medical treatment comparable to that of other countries.
At the headquarters of the local Pension Fund in Tipaza city, considered by the Minister as the best at the national level, he pointed to the modern archives system adopted by the Fund ought, he said, to be circulated to the rest of the country’s provinces.