President Sisi follows up implementation of number of health initiatives



Thu, 19 May 2022 - 04:27 GMT


Thu, 19 May 2022 - 04:27 GMT

CAIRO – 19 May 2022: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi meet on Wednesday with Presidential Adviser for Health Affairs Dr Mohamed Tag Eddin.

The talks tackled the executive status of several national health initiatives, especially the current situation of the coronavirus, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.

Tag-Eddin referred to the noticeable decline in coronavirus cases in general, noting that most cases had mild symptoms.

President Sisi directed to proceed with the awareness programs as well as inoculation campaigns nationwide.

The president also reviewed the progress in the initiative for ending waiting lists of surgeries as well as the cancer initiative for women.

The talks also tackled the progress achieved in protection from polio as well as the national project for manufacturing and collecting plasma.

Sisi also reviewed the executive status of the pharmaceutical city.

On April, the Minister of Higher Education and Acting Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, said that the rate of vaccination against coronavirus in Egypt has reached 79.53 doses per 100 people.

This is considered one of the high vaccination rates worldwide, according to the classification of the World Health Organization (WHO), Abdel Ghaffar was cited by a Health Ministry statement.

More than 81.3 million coronavirus vaccine shots have been so far administered to Egyptian citizens and people residing in Egypt, he added.

Egypt has also administered 2.8 million coronavirus vaccine booster shots since the start of the pandemic, he said.

The ministry’s remarks come within the framework of the World Immunization Week, which is observed by WHO in the last week of April with the aim of shedding light on the collective action required and to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.





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