New heart institute to be set up as per President Sisi's directives: Egypt's Health min.



Mon, 20 Mar 2023 - 03:32 GMT


Mon, 20 Mar 2023 - 03:32 GMT

Heart Attack - CC

Heart Attack - CC

CAIRO - 20 March 2023: Minister of Health and Population Khaled Adel Ghaffar announced the ministry will establish a new heart institute with global criteria to meet needs and aspirations of citizens in accordance with directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

Abdel Ghaffar's remarks came during a surprise visit to the National Heart Institute on Monday to follow up on its work and ensure quality of services offered to patients, said Spokesman for the Health and Population Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar.

The minister said the institute is one of the largest and best special medical edifices to treat patients with heart diseases, added the spokesman.

While touring the institute, Abdel Ghaffar was posted on the urgent development plan devised to improve its services.

The Cabinet Media Center has dismissed as groundless reports on suspending the presidential initiative to end waiting lists for treatment of patients and free of charge urgent surgeries to rationalize spending.

The center said in a statement it contacted the Ministry of Health and Population which dismissed the reports as untrue.

The Health and Population Ministry announced recently that over 1.62 million surgeries have been performed so far under President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's initiative to end waiting lists which aim to expedite treatment for patients in need of urgent surgeries.

The initiative includes surgeries in heart catheterisation, bone, ophthalmology, tumors, brain catheters, cardiac catheters, brain and nerves, kidney transplant, liver transplant and cochlear transplant, said Health Ministry Spokesman in a statement.



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