Health Ministry’s budget stands at EGP 52bn this year
Tuesday، 09 February 2016 - 12:00 AM
Health and Population Minister Ahmed Emad el Dein Radi said expenditures on health in Egypt usually stand at 120 billion pounds annually, including 80 billion pounds obtained from citizens.
The health's budget this year hits 52 billion pounds, including 8.8 billion pounds allotted to university hospitals, he added during a press conference held on the sidelines of his visit to Gharbiya governorate on Monday 8/2/2016.
The new comprehensive health insurance system will solve several problems besetting the health sector, he added.
The draft law will be submitted by the House of Representatives at the end of March, he noted.
As many as 600 million pounds were allocated to equip and develop the primary healthcare units, he said, adding that the ministry will finalize the development of 21 new hospitals in May.