Tunisia health minister sacked as Covid cases rise

Faouzi Mehdi was fired amid a surge in Covid casesImage caption: Faouzi Mehdi was fired amid a surge in Covid cases

Faouzi Mehdi was fired in the middle of a rise in Covid casesImage caption: Faouzi Mehdi was fired in the middle of a rise in Covid cases

Tunisia’s Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi has actually been sacked as the nation has a hard time to manage rising varieties of coronavirus cases.

The illness has actually put the medical system under serious pressure, and there have actually been oxygen scarcities at health centers in a number of provinces. Earlier this month a health ministry spokesperson explained the scenario as “catastrophic”.

A health ministry advisor and head of the Palais des Congr ès vaccination centre in Tunis, Rafla Tej Dellagi, stated the system was reaching snapping point.

“I don’t think we’ve reached the peak and the care system is in a critical state: not only are we at about 200 deaths per day… but also patients care services, hospitalisations, oxygen beds are currently at their maximum,” she stated.

She stated Tunisia required to seriously increase its vaccination program in order to assist stem the spread of the infection:

Tunisia health minister sacked as Covid cases rise.