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Monday, 29 June 2020

Egypt’s House Health Committee gives preliminary nod to raising healthcare workers’ salaries

LEGISLATION WATCH- The House Health Committee approved in principle yesterday a bill that would raise the salaries of state-employed healthcare workers under a directive from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, according to Masrawy. The bill would, if passed, grant general practitioners an additional EGP 1,225 in hazard pay, while dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians and physiotherapists would see an EGP 875 bump in their compensation. Specialized nurses, chemists and physicists would see EGP 790 added to their paychecks, while technical diploma holders in nursing and health would receive EGP 700.

Other legislative news to note in brief:

  • The House Religious Affairs committee approved a bill restructuring the Religious Endowments Authority to bring it under the Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Ministry’s umbrella, and grant the authority the right to manage and invest endowment funds, Al Shorouk reports.
  • Shou Ming, they’re coming for you: The House Constitutional and Legislative Affairs approved an anti-cheating bill that would impose fines and jail time to those found guilty of illegally obtaining and leaking exam materials, and automatically flunk students caught cheating during exams, according to Al Shorouk.

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