Back to the complete issue
Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Health Ministry to spend EGP 673 to overhaul 36 PHC facilities under new system

The Health Ministry is planning to spend EGP 673 mn to renovate 36 primary healthcare facilities enrolled in the first phase of the new healthcare system, government sources said. The facilities will get 700 new beds to absorb patient flow in central hospitals providing services under the scheme. The government is planning to spend EGP 2.1 bn on deploying services under the Universal Healthcare Act in FY2019-2020, Vice Minister of Finance Ehab Abou Eish told Reuters earlier this month. Egypt officially kicked off the roll out of services this month with a trial run in Port Said. The services could debut in each of Ismailia, Suez, South Sinai, Luxor, and Aswan — which Health Minister Hala Zayed said previously are priority governorates — at the beginning of the next fiscal year.

Enterprise is a daily publication of Enterprise Ventures LLC, an Egyptian limited liability company (commercial register 83594), and a subsidiary of Inktank Communications. Summaries are intended for guidance only and are provided on an as-is basis; kindly refer to the source article in its original language prior to undertaking any action. Neither Enterprise Ventures nor its staff assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, whether in the form of summaries or analysis. © 2020 Enterprise Ventures LLC.