Sisi opens development projects in Menoufia
Wednesday، 19 September 2018 - 04:11 PM
Shebin el Kom Military Hospital
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi opened Shebin El Kom Military Hospital in Menoufia on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki, House of Representatives Speaker Ali Abdel Aal and other senior officials are attending the opening ceremony.
The ceremony began by reciting some verses of the holy Quran.
Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed addressed the gathering on the ministry's projects, foremost among which the first stage of the comprehensive health insurance program that will see the end of patients' waiting lists as well as the anti-Hepatitis C initiative. Ending patients' waiting lists is one of the directives given by president Sisi to the Health Ministry, the minister said, adding that the ministry has succeeded to put an end to waiting lists of patients who need surgeries, who were estimated at 17,888 cases at the university and Health Ministry hospitals.
Sisi's directives aim at fostering coordination among all health care givers either at the ministry or the hospitals of the universities, Armed Forces, police, civil society and private sector, she noted. The health minister said the ministry set new prices for services included in the newly-declared health insurance system and they were tested in the patients' waiting lists.
A documentary featuring development efforts of the health sector in Egypt was aired during the ceremony.
Head of the Armed Forces Logistics Authority Salah el Din Helmi Abdel Kader said Shebin el Kom Military Hospital is a new addition to the medical and administrative insurance mechanism of the Armed Forces to serve both civilians and military men of Menoufia residents. He gifted President Sisi a copy of the holy Quran as a souvenir.
Education Minister Tarek Shawki then addressed the gathering and stressed that Egypt is witnessing the biggest educational revolution in modern history thanks to the directives of President Sisi. More than 2.5 million students will benefit from the new educational system to be applied as of this year, he said. The ministry is doing its utmost to help students shift from a system based on memorization and dictation to a system based on understanding and real learning, he added.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated a number of Japanese schools across Egypt via video-conference.