Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population has announced that 1,659,672 surgical operations were conducted as part of the presidential initiative to end waiting lists in public hospitals, since its launch in July 2018.
Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, stated that the ministry followed up on more than 39,283 cases after performing operations, to ensure the quality of service provided to patients, during the period from January 2023 to mid-March, in addition to receiving 91,708 calls from waiting list patients, during the same period, via the hotline designated for the initiative.
Abdel Ghaffar said that the initiative includes surgeries; heart, bones, ophthalmia, tumours, cerebral catheters, heart catheterisation, brain and nerves, kidney transplantation, liver transplantation, cochlear implantation, adding that patients are distributed centrally to hospitals affiliated with the initiative, to ensure that they receive medical service as quickly as possible.
He noted that the services of the initiative to end waiting lists are entirely free of charge.
Abdel Ghaffar indicated the ministry’s interest in raising the level of performance in hospitals to provide the best medical services to patients, through continuous training of medical staff and providing hospitals with supplies and modern devices necessary to perform surgical interventions, in addition to the continuous development of the automated system for work in the initiative to facilitate follow-up and data extraction.