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CAIRO – 13 July 2017: Egypt spent LE 8.3 billion ($460 million) in 2017 to develop hospitals and medical facilities, Minister of Health Ahmed Emad El-Din Rady said in a Thursday press conference.
In his speech at the press conference, which was held on the sidelines of the minister‘s visit to Kafr El-Sheikh governorate in the Nile Delta, Rady asserted that 2017 will be a fruitful year for the health sector.
The minister added that the ministry succeeded in treating more than 1.2 million patients suffering from Hepatitis C in 2016.
During his visit, the minister also inspected the new Borg El Borollos and Sedi Ghazi hospitals. The two hospitals are expected to be inaugurated by the end of July.
The health sector in Egypt has been steadily improving as of late, especially after securing all medical equipment needed by hospitals nationwide after an agreement was signed between the armed forces and Germany.