Egypt's health minister unveils timeline of introducing comprehensive health insurance system in 5 governorates
- 06 November 2020 / News / 122 / Emerging Africa
CAIRO – 4 November 2020: Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed unveiled Wednesday the timeline of introducing the comprehensive health insurance system in a five governorates.
The system will be introduced in Luxor and Aswan governorates in December, in Ismailiyah in February, and in Suez and South Sinai in March.
For that purpose, seven hospitals and 59 medical units are being upgraded in Luxor; 12 hospitals and 39 medical units are being developed in Ismailiyah; and, 11 hospitals and 112 medical units are being renovated in Aswan. The pilot operation will begin in Ismailiyah in November before the official launching in February.
The numbers of hospitals and medical units to be part of the system in Suez are five and 27, respectively. The figures for South Sinai are eight and 22, respectively. The pilot phase in those governorates will start mid-December prior to the official launching in March.
The system was first introduced in Port Said in August 2019 through 11 hospitals and 32 medical units. It is being introduced gradually in all the 27 governorates until 2032.