The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue Issues Report on the State of health in Egypt in 2019 and Demands the Protection of Doctors from Abuse and

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 released its second report on “Egypt’s Health Sector 2019”, in which it monitored the challenges faced by the health sector during 2019, as well as the actual and experimental implementation of the Comprehensive Health Law, which began in Port Said province.

In  2019, the Egyptian state no doubt paid much  attention  to the health sector, where several initiatives were launched, such as the 100 million health campaign to eliminate virus C, support  women’s health, early detection of obesity and stunting growth of primary school students, treatment of hearing impairment for newborns and the continuation of other initiatives such as the Noor al-Hayat Initiative, which It is concerned with uncovering the causes of visual impairment and working to solve it, as well as the initiative to eliminate waiting lists in hospitals, and the comprehensive health insurance system that  started  in Port Said governorate, which carried out 13,512 surgeries in the province of comprehensive health insurance hospitals in Port Said governorate, and works to protect those who are unable to risk the disease from providing health care without incurring financial burdens.

A total of 131 public and central hospitals were opened in 2019 at a cost of 8 billion pounds to implement the comprehensive health insurance system, and the report also monitored the increase in the number of university hospitals to about 105 university hospitals, and the establishment of 376 public hospitals.

The report warned that doctors and their support staff were severely handicapped as a result of large numbers migrating abroad because of their low financial wages.

The report called for legal protection for doctors from assault or infection, with doctors being provided with insurance from abuse.

The report also called on the Ministry of Health to cooperate with the House Health Committee as an intermediary between the citizen and the ministry.

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