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Sisi reviews plan to develop health system in Egypt

Tuesday، 21 June 2016 - 01:04 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted on Monday 20/6/2016 the importance of accelerating efforts exerted to develop the health system in Egypt.

He was speaking during a meeting with Health and Population Minister Ahmed Emad Eddin Radi who reviewed a plan of his ministry to upgrade the health system in Egypt, said presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef.

 

Sisi said, “The development should include the governorates in Upper Egypt, Sinai and remote regions.”

 

The Minister said the plan is meant to address gradually the problems of the health sector. He said more than EGP 8 billion have been earmarked for developing state-run hospitals and facilities.

 

All hospitals which need development over the coming two years have been counted, he said.

 

Radi said the ministry is keen, through this plan, on improving medical services in Egypt in general. Human resources are also meant to be better by the plan, he said.

 

The ministry's efforts to combat Hepatitis C across the country were also reviewed by the minister, said the spokesman.

 

Some 600,000 Hepatitis C cases have been treated over the past six months, said the minister. Of them, 435,000 cases have recovered, he added.

 

The meeting also tackled the situation of a new health insurance law, added the spokesman.

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