(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Jordan and Syria are looking to boost cooperation in the health sector by streamlining laws and regulations in both countries, a Ministry of Health official said on Thursday.
According to ministry spokesperson Hatem Azruie, Minister of Health Nayef Fayez and his visiting Syrian counterpart Rida Saeed agreed on Thursday to coordinate efforts between the two countries to improve health services.
Unifying health regulations and laws in the two countries will help improve health services and control epidemics in case of outbreaks, Azruie told The Jordan Times following the meeting.
He added that the two ministers also discussed an agreement to ensure sufficient supplies of medicines and vaccines in both countries, in addition to unifying conditions for registering pharmaceuticals manufactured in Jordan and Syria.
According to Jordan Medical Association (JMA) President Ahmad Armouti, unifying health regulations in Syria and Jordan will greatly benefit doctors on both sides.
We support such initiatives as they will help build the capacities of doctors, Armouti said yesterday.
He added that the JMA will propose establishing joint medical centres to provide treatment for Jordanian and Syrian patients.
Also on Thursday, Prime Minister Samir Rifai discussed with Saeed means to boost cooperation at all levels, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. During the meeting, Saeed highlighted Syrian President Bashar Assads directives to activate agreements signed between the Kingdom and Syria, including those in the field of health.