President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered on Monday the accurate implementation of the comprehensive health insurance system to provide high-quality services to Egyptians.
The president's statement came during a meeting with Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar and Health Minister Hala Zayed, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
The president stressed that the state gives high priority to the medical care sector.
The meeting reviewed executive steps taken by the ministry to apply the comprehensive health insurance system in Port Said governorate and improve the quality of professional medical education.
Zayed, for her part, said the comprehensive health insurance system was launched at seven hospitals and 26 health centres in Port Said, adding that 506,000 citizens have been registered in the system.
She also spoke of preparations for applying the health insurance system in other governorates, including Ismailia, Suez, South Sinai, Luxor and Aswan.
Zayed noted that her ministry went into partnership with international educational institutions, including the Royal College of Physicians and Harvard University, to give a push to professional medical education.