PM follows up implementing comprehensive health insurance system
Wednesday، 02 October 2019 - 10:31 AM
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli asserted Tuesday 1/10/2019 the government's commitment to ensuring citizens' access to medicines.
This came during a meeting Madbouli held with Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed to follow up the preparations at the hospitals included in the first phase of implementing the new comprehensive health insurance system.
Briefing the premier on the preparations in progress at the ministry affiliated hospitals and healthcare units, Zayed noted that efforts are underway to conclude cooperation protocol is on the horizon between her ministry and the Ministry of Military Production to provide necessary equipment at these facilities.
Services have been digitized at seven hospitals and 26 healthcare units Port Said governorate, the minister said.
She added that citizens in the five first-phase governorates, i.e Suez, Ismailia, Aswan, Luxor, and South Sinai, had already started having their data registered on the new system, which will be initially applied in the last two governorates next January.
Zayed shed light on her ministry's efforts to ensure citizens' access to medicines through a raft of follow-up and control measures to follow up the national pharmaceuticals stocks and consumption rates.