Trial operation of Comprehensive Health Insurance system to kick off in Ismailia

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Sat, 30 Jan 2021 - 03:00 GMT

Egyptian Minister of Health Hala Zayed - FILE

Egyptian Minister of Health Hala Zayed - FILE

CAIRO – 30 January 2021: Chairman of Board of Directors of the General Authority for Health Care Ahmed el-Sobky announced the start of the trial operation of the Comprehensive Health Insurance system in Ismailia.

The operation will be at three hospitals to provide complete services in accordance with the latest international standards for the beneficiaries.

The trial includes operating 22 centers and health units, through which medical care services are provided, he said, adding that registration process at units and centers are ongoing in Ismailia governorate, which has the highest registration rate.

Ismailia is among the first five governorates, along with Suez, Luxor, Aswan and South Sinai, which will adopt the comprehensive Health Insurance system.

Citizens started registering their names to enroll in the system as of October 2019. The new health insurance system kicked off in July 2020.

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