Egypt’s Health Minister follows up on ambulance supply

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Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar followed up on the ambulance supply and maintenance plan, on Tuesday.

He also reviewed the regular workflow of the Egyptian ambulance system. This came during a meeting with Hani Dahi, the Chairperson of the Nile Valley Company. 

Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, said that the meeting reviewed a plan to supply 1,000 new ambulances and mobile clinics, equipped with the best and latest medical equipment and supplies.

He explained that 545 new ambulances have been received, and they are included to work within the system.

Moreover, the Egyptian health ministry spokesperson added that the meeting also dealt with discussing cooperation in the field of regular maintenance of the fleet of ambulances.

It also tackled the fleet’s renewal, to ensure the sustainability of its operation with good efficiency, stressing the importance of the vital role played by the Egyptian ambulance system.

Abdel Ghaffar pointed out that the minister directed the need for cooperation between the Ministry of Health and Population, the Nile Valley Company, the Unified Procurement Authority and other concerned parties.

“The three parties need to work together to discuss challenges and needs and work to overcome them and to ensure facilitation of the provision of emergency services to the Egyptian citizen, in a way that contributes to health systems sustainability.”

During the meeting, the minister directed the speedy completion of equipping the headquarters of the Egyptian Ambulance Authority, on the 6th of October City, with an area of ​​more than 7,000 square meters, consisting of 4 floors, and includes the main centre for information and customer service “Call Center”, for receiving communications.

The headquarters includes an internationally accredited training centre to host workers in all branches of the authority, and to receive training programs and courses that contribute to raising their efficiency.

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