Abdel Ghaffar launches annual conference for Egypt’s Hospitals Authority 

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Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, witnessed on Monday, the launch of the annual scientific conference of the General Authority for Hospitals and Educational Institutes, which is being held this year under the title “Emergency Medicine,” from January 22 to 23.

During his speech at the conference, the minister stressed the importance of holding the conference on the speciality of emergency medicine, expressing his hope that this speciality will be widely available in Egypt due to the frequency of large numbers of citizens to this speciality daily in the fields of oncology and cardiology and accidents.

Abdel Ghaffar noted the importance of having unified guidelines among all medical facilities in various parts of the country to deal with emergency cases so far, pointing to the role of the Egyptian Health Council in developing guidelines in this regard. He also referred to the Medical Liability Law, which will contribute to organizing problems that occur due to the lack of unified guidelines.

He further reviewed the state’s plan to establish a medical city for hospitals and educational institutes. The city will include 18 educational medical institutes, with a capacity of 4,000 beds in one place, research centres, central laboratories, and hotels to attract medical tourism.

For his part, Mohamed Mustafa Abdel Ghaffar, Chairperson of the General Authority for Hospitals and Educational Institutes, said that the conference is keen to review all specialities related to emergency medicine, in addition to specialized lectures on therapeutic nutrition and its role in emergencies, through forty specialized scientific sessions in which more than 200 lecturers from senior scientists in various fields of medicine lecture and exchange experiences between cadres. 

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