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Tuesday, 9 August 2022

More than 4.5 mn now on universal health insurance system

More than 4.5 mn Egyptians have so far been registered on the Universal Health Ins. System, said Ahmed Sobky, chairman of the General Authority for Healthcare, according to a cabinet statement. The system is being progressively rolled out across the country over the course of this decade and is currently available in Port Said, Luxor and Ismailia. There are currently 21 hospitals and 134 health centers affiliated with the system in the three governorates.

Telecom Egypt (TE) has signed a five-year national roaming agreement with Orange that will allow state-owned (and EGX-listed) TE use Orange’s mobile service infrastructure, according to a joint statement (pdf) out yesterday. TE has had a roaming agreement with Etisalat Misr since 2017; that agreement is set to expire in December, though the two sides recently agreed to work on a more “flexible” mechanism to continue to allow TE to use Etisalat’s network.

ALSO- Huawei inked an MoU with the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) to provide training and open access to Huawei’s cloud services to local tech startups working in AI, data management, gaming and e-commerce. (Press release, pdf)

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