GYPTO Pharma is a national security arm: Health presidential adviser

Ahram Online , Monday 30 Oct 2023

Egypt’s GYPTO Pharma is a national security arm given the wide range of medicines it manufactures, stated Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din, presidential adviser for health affairs, on Monday.

Awad Tag El-Din.
File Photo: Health presidential adviser Presidential Adviser for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din. Al-Ahram

GYPTO Pharma, also known as the City of Medicine, was inaugurated by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in April 2021 to become MENA’s largest pharmaceutical hub. 
The city, stretching over 180,000 square metres, produces medicines for respiratory infections, chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart diseases, and medical solutions used in hospitals, Tag El-Din added.

He noted that the city cooperates with international companies for the joint manufacturing and localization of medicines, read a statement by GYPTO Pharma.

Tag El-Din made his statement at a medical event held on the sidelines of the 64th Annual International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis.

The conference was held from 24-28 October under the title “Post-Pandemic Advances in Pulmonary Medicine” and attended by over 1,500 doctors from different countries.

The event discussed the latest diagnostic and treatment methods for respiratory diseases and lung tumors, and the importance of the early detection of these diseases.

Tag El-Din lauded El-Sisi’s initiatives, which include a national strategy to engineer a unified protocol for treating chest diseases and combating the outbreak of COVID-19 over the past four years.

Amr Mamdouh, head of GYPTO Pharma, said the city’s participation in the conference was driven by the will to hold a symposium on the introduction of antibiotics to treat respiratory infections, read the statement.

The conference also tackled protocols for cooperation with scientific bodies “for the benefit of the Egyptian patient, who is the focus of the state and political leadership’s attention,” Mamdouh added.

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