400K Egyptians benefited from state’s addiction recovery programs: Minister


Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 12:42 GMT

Heroin addict - FILE

Heroin addict - FILE

CAIRO – 16 February 2021: Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine el-Qabbaj announced that a total of 400,000 citizens benefited from the state’s addiction recovery programs during the past three year.


She made her statements during the inauguration ceremony of a number of heath projects in Ismailia on Tuesday.


The minister further said that there is a network connection between both ministries of solidarity and health to follow up on the Egyptians’ conditions.


El-Qabbaj added that the Ministry of Solidarity is working on providing decent lives for citizens through a group of comprehensive social policies, including economic, health and educational programs for Egyptian families.


She further stated that a total of 300,000 state administrative employees were examined for drug abuse in 29 governorates, citing Minya and Sohag as recording the highest rates of smoking and drug abuse among the examined sample.  



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