With the aim of offering free medical free services to Egyptians living in remote areas or where health services are poorly accessible, Egypt’s Health Ministry has dispatched 67 medical convoys to various places in Egypt’s 27 governorates from Aswan in the south to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh in the north. The convoys, which offer free-of-charge services, started their work on 15 September and run till the end of the month.
The convoy programme comes within the ‘Decent Life’ initiative launched by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in 2019 as part of the State’s strategy at upgrading the economic and social levels of the most needy families in poor villages.
According to Dr Khaled Megahed, spokesman of the Ministry of Health, the convoys include all medical specialties: Gynecology and obstetrics; family planning services; paediatric; otolaryngology; surgery; ophthalmology; dentistry; cardiology; and dermatology; in addition to radiology and medical analysis services. Each convoy includes a well-stocked pharmacy to provide patients with the medication required. Cases that need surgery are referred to the nearest public hospital.
20 September 2020