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By Amina Abdul Salam

A co-operation protocol was signed recently between Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population and Sanofi, one of the pharmaceutical companies working in the country, to train 500 physicians preparatory for applying the health insurance system in Port Said.

Dr Hala Zayed, Egyptian Minister of Health, said that training at hospitals involved in the health insurance system was important so that the model family doctor would return once again to the basic health care units.

Dr Usama el Shazli, Head of the Doctors Training Institute, said that the protocol coincides with the start of applying the health insurance system. The protocol covers training for 500 newly graduated doctors in Port Said for six months at a total cost of LE2 million.

 

CAIRO, June 17, 2018 (MENA) - Egypt's Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed has met with Port Said Governor Adel el Ghadban as part of her visit to the Red Sea governorate to probe measures to be taken to implement the new comprehensive health insurance law.

The meeting took up means of raising awareness of the citizens in Port Said with the new health insurance services in preparation for applying the new system.

The minister stressed the importance of training and improving the performance of the doctors and the medical staff participating in this system.

Zayed further held a press conference where she underscored that the new health insurance system will be applied in a number of governorates at once.

The minister inspected also a number of medical facilities in Port Said accompanied with the governor.

EL- ALAMEIN CITY, Egypt, March 1, 2018 - President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Thursday that the Armed Forces Engineering Authority and the Housing Ministry would oblige companies working with them to issue an insurance policy for their part time workers within 15 days.
The move comes in an effort to ensure the speedy implementation of an initiative proposed by President Sisi in February to provide insurance policies for the country's unregistered part-time workers.
The President made these remarks during the inauguration of the New Alamein City project in Marsa Matrouh governorate, north of Egypt on Thursday.
President Sisi said that there are more than 1,000 companies working with the Armed Forces Engineering Authority and the Housing Ministry which have almost two million unregistered part-time laborers.
The President added that each one of these companies would pay LE 2.5 million in order to issue insurance policies for their part time workers. President Sisi also said that these companies are capable of offering this lump-sum payment as they are now implementing projects worth 100 to 300 million Egyptian pounds.
The new insurance system will also include insurance policies worth between 500 and 2,500 Egyptian pounds for each worker, the President said.