In statements to MENA on Friday, Qabbaj added some 5,000 volunteers are taking part in the campaign's third phase that includes the governorates of Cairo, Giza, Qalyoubia, Ismailia, Sharqia, North Sinai, South Sinai, Suez, Qena, Sohag, Alexandria, Menoufia, Gharbia, , Daqahlia and Kafr El-Sheikh. This phase runs throughout August and may last till September.

She stated the campaign, which is carried out in cooperation with the Health Ministry, aims to issue an additional one million integrated services' cards for persons with disabilities, especially for women.

Around 1.5 million cards were issued in the campaign's first and second phases, the minister said.

Qabbaj noted her ministry hopes to have an audited database on people with disabilities at the end of this campaign.

The card enables its holders to receive two pensions, get integrated into schools and universities, get hired in all government bodies with a rate of 5%, get exempted from paying custom duties on prosthetics and cars, as well as gain tax exemptions.

Disabled people who have the integrated services card can conduct free medical check-ups in hospitals and get an adequate government housing unit, in addition to receiving discounts on means of transportation and subscribing to youth centers and sports clubs.