Health Ministry to develop electronic healthcare platform for people with special needs

Daily News Egypt
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Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and the acting Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar directed developing an electronic system for providing medical services for people with special needs.

The electronic system for people with special needs comes within the integrated service cards system, which includes updating the website, expanding the medical committees, and the governance it’s work mechanisms, in a way that contributes to ensuring that services reach those who deserve it.

The Minister directed to complete updating the website to facilitate registering on the website, setting the date of the medical examination, reaching the medical committees and receiving medical service all over the country.

He confirmed that the minister directed to increase the number of medical committees, as well as the number of consultants and university professors working in those committees.

According to the latest statistics issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in 2020, there are nearly 20 million Egyptians with special needs nationwide.

Earlier this month, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, directed the government to establish a special fund for Egyptians with special needs.

Al-Sisi accordingly asked Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, the Senate, and the House of Representatives to draft a legislation that would allow donations to the fund.  

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