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Health: 290,000 treatment decisions were made at public expense, costing more than £1.7 billion


Health: 290,000 treatment decisions were made at public expense, costing more than £1.7 billion

Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Health and Population

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The Ministry of Health and Population announced the issuance of 289,590 treatment decisions at state expense, for a total cost of one billion 713 million and 392 thousand pounds, during the month of April, in implementation of the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to lift the burden on citizens, especially those who are unable to do so.

Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, explained today Saturday in a statement that the total number of beneficiaries of the decisions issued for treatment at state expense amounted to to 276,573 citizens, indicating that this is part of facilitating procedures for citizens to obtain integrated medical services, explaining that the treatment decisions issued included specialties (hematology, oncology, surgery, gynecology, internal medicine , nose and ears, urology and bones, in addition to skin and neurological diseases).

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He added that 473 cases were discussed through videoconferencing technology, in order to facilitate procedures for citizens and make treatment decisions without the need to go to the headquarters of the General Administration of Specialized Medical Councils , and without the patient experiencing any difficulty.

Abdel Ghaffar indicated that, as part of the strategy of the Ministry of Health and its role in caring for specific people who request the Integrated Services Card, a medical examination was carried out for 31,630 candidates for the Integrated Services Card. Integrated Services during the month of April, indicating an increase in the number of medical examination commissions for People with Special Needs to 511 medical commissions at the level of the governorates of the Republic.

Dr. Muhammad Zidan, Director of the General Administration of Specialized Medical Councils, pointed out that disability cases eligible for the Integrated Service Card include multiple limb amputation or single limb amputation, quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, cases of muscular dystrophy and polio in the case of one or more limbs, in addition to cases of visual disabilities, multiple disabilities, Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities – IQ of 35% or less – as well as autism spectrum conditions and dwarfism.

Zidane highlighted that the medical examination was signed for 11,693 citizens requesting cars equipped for people with special needs, exempt from taxes and customs duties, adding that the medical examination was discussed and signed for 19,271 citizens requesting cash assistance (solidarity and dignity pension). .

The Ministry of Health and Population affirms its full commitment to the governance of medical procedures aimed at facilitating citizens and providing them with all the necessary means of support, noting the possibility of inquiring about treatment decisions at the expense of the state using the data from the national identity card on the website of the ministry:

Health: 290,000 treatment decisions were made at public expense, costing more than £1.7 billion

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