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.