Egypt reveals tight medical services plan during Luxor’s Rams Road inauguration



Wed, 24 Nov 2021 - 01:20 GMT


Wed, 24 Nov 2021 - 01:20 GMT

Luxor’s Rams Road - FILE

Luxor’s Rams Road - FILE

CAIRO – 24 December 2021: A tight medical support plan is set to be applied during the activities of the inauguration of the King’s Festivities Road, wrongly known as the Rams Road, that will take place on November 25th.


This comes as part of the state’s framework to ensure medical safety for the public heath of citizens and participants in this historic event.


Dates back to 5,000 years ago, the road was built for the purpose of witnessing the annual celebrations of the Opet Festival, feasts and special occasions, as well as the coronation of kings, with processions that extended from Karnak Temples to Luxor Temple.


The King’s Festivities Road hosts statues of the Great Sphinx or rams along its length of 2,700 meters from the Luxor Temple to Karnak Temples. In the Pharaonic eras, the number of rams in the two rows was 1,300 rams, but currently there are only about 300 of the original rams. The rest of the rams were destroyed in the eras that followed the Pharaonic era.


In the below lines, et reviews the details of the medical securing plan for the day:


1- It includes the provision of all medical, preventive and emergency services to all participants in the opening activities.

2- It takes all precautionary measures to confront the spread of Corona virus.

3- It allocates urgent medical services centers in the vicinity of the celebrations area.

4- It provides 18 fully-equipped ambulances and two river ambulances to provide emergency services during the celebrations.

5- It allocates four mobile clinics, including specialties (internal medicine, heart, surgery, orthopedics), and distributes them on the main roads in Luxor, and the areas hosting the opening activities.

6- It allocates five hospitals within the comprehensive health insurance system in Luxor, with a capacity of 644 beds, to receive any sick cases.

7- Availability of sufficient stock of medicines, medical and preventive supplies, blood sacks and its derivatives.

8- It has a prepared team for rapid deployment in order to intervene and provide rapid aid in case of any emergency.

9- The plan ensures that those coming from abroad have obtained an approved negative PCR test, and received the coronavirus vaccine.

10- The plan also provides quarantine at Cairo and Luxor airports.

11- It allocates check points that include medical teams at the entrances to the celebration area, to conduct rapid detection tests for Corona virus.




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