FILE- More than 300K surgeries conducted
CAIRO – 25 November 2019: In an attempt to alleviate the burden on patients on waiting lists, a total of 3,874 medical surgeries were conducted under President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's initiative launched in July 2018, the Ministry of Health's statement read.
According to the Sunday statement, 125,822 surgeries of cardiac catheterization, 19,774 open-heart surgeries, 101,725 ocular surgeries, 12,566 neurosurgeries and other operations were carried out until November 24, 2019.
Catheterizations topped the performed surgeries by 42 percent followed by ocular surgeries by 33.8 percent, the statement continued.
Some 62 percent of the surgeries were conducted in the ministry’s hospitals followed by 26 percent in the university hospitals nationwide.
In October 2018, President Sisi launched “100 Million Healthy Lives” initiative to completely eliminate Hepatitis C from Egypt 2022.