Comprehensive health care program to begin in 2018, says Health Minister

Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population Ahmed Emad said Monday that 2018 will witness the launch of a comprehensive health care system, which will be applied for all Egyptians at a high degree of efficiency.

In statements to al-Masry al-Youm, Emad said that the current health care system only covers 58% of the population, and the rest, 42% of the population, have no health care umbrella. He added that the law with the new system will cover all people with a high quality of care.

He added that the new system would eliminate the soaring prices of medical services in the private medical sector, as the prices set in the new system would help adjust market prices to a great extent.

Emad said that the big challenge in the new system is the quality of service with stable financing.

He added that the draft law on the system is in the final stage of revision, and the government would send it to the parliament within a few days.

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