Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced the issuance of 3 million 524,809 treatment decisions at state expense, in all governorates of the republic, at a total cost of EGP 14.516bn in 2022.
In a Wednesday statement, the ministry said that this came within the framework of lifting the burden on patients, by providing medical services such as surgeries, medicines and medical examinations at the expense of the state.
Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, explained the decisions included specialities in blood diseases, tumours, nose and ear, surgery, sciatica, eyes, bones, tracts, and internal medicine, in addition to skin and neurological diseases.
He pointed out that 5,155 patients in various governorates were examined through the “video conferencing” technology, to obtain treatment decisions without the need to come to the administration headquarters.
For his part, Mohamed Zaidan, the Head of the Specialized Medical Councils, indicated that 419,987 citizens who requested the “Integrated Services Card” were subjected to medical examinations through 464 medical examination committees nationwide.
Zaidan pointed out that the procedures for issuing a decision to request treatment at the expense of the state begin with going to the nearest government hospital in the patient’s governorate, and conducting medical examinations to diagnose the condition by hospital doctors, in preparation for issuing the “tripartite committee report.”
He added that the specialized employee in the treatment department at the hospital records the patient’s data on the electronic network of the specialized medical councils. The data includes a copy of the national number card, the tripartite committee report, the medical report and recent research so that the treatment decision is issued electronically from the main centre of the medical councils in Cairo.