Egypt pays for 202 patients’ medical treatment, 109 surgeries, in August: Cabinet

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Sep 2022

A total of 202 patients were granted permission to receive medical treatment at the state's expense in August, and 109 surgeries were performed free of charge, the Egyptian cabinet's Higher Medical and Relief Committee said in a report on Sunday.

File Photo: A medical worker checking on an old woman in Aswan. Photo courtesy of Egyptian Health Ministry


The report was presented by Hossam El-Masry, head of the committee and medical adviser to the prime minister, during his meeting with PM Mostafa Madbouly on Sunday to review the committee’s efforts during August.

During the one month period, the committee responded to 524 cases found through newspapers, news sites and social networking sites, according to El-Masry.

The committee’s efforts in August also included performing 96 tumour removal and gamma knife surgeries for cancer patients, installing prosthetic limbs and prosthetic devices for 37 disabled people and providing medicines to 44 emergency requests posted on social media, El-Masry noted.

From his side, Madbouly praised the committee’s efforts and its immediate response to people’s health needs in coordination with the ministries and relevant authorities.

The premier, according to the statement, stressed the importance of continuing these efforts to alleviate the suffering of patients and their families as a way of implementing of the directives of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to provide comprehensive and decent health care for the people of Egypt.

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