Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar; directed the speedy completion of construction work at the new Heart Institute in El-Shorouk City, on an area of 81,480 square meters, with a capacity of 500 beds.
He also directed providing special equipment and training of all medical teams, during the construction and equipment period, to ensure the provision of medical services at international standards.
This came during the minister’s weekly meeting, with the ministry’s leaders and heads of agencies, with the participation of all the ministry’s undersecretaries in the governorates via video conference technology.
Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, stated that the meeting aimed to follow up on the progress of work in the various files of the ministry, and to identify challenges and obstacles and overcome them, to ensure the continuation of providing the best medical services to patients.
Moreover, the minister directed to expedite the development and raise the efficiency of the already existing heart institute, in parallel with the project to establish the new heart institute.
Abdel Ghaffar added that the minister directed to accelerate of the pace of work to develop and raise the efficiency of the Coptic Hospital and Heliopolis Hospital, and also directed the formation of a committee of specialists at Umm Al-Masryeen Hospital to determine the current actual needs of the hospital to start developing it fully and raising its efficiency.
He noted that the minister directed all directors of health directorates in the governorates to intensify periodic traffic to health facilities, according to a unified mechanized follow-up model, to monitor performance, in a way that ensures the provision of the best medical services to patients, while measuring the level of satisfaction of service recipients, as well as listening to medical teams and their suggestions regarding the development of the health system.
During the meeting, the minister was briefed during the meeting on the ministry’s plan for vocational medical education in 2023, and the axes for developing the system, which includes raising the efficiency of trainers and trainees, developing training programs and curricula, training methods used, and developing the 528 training centres nationwide.