The medicine costing $12 abroad can be equal to LE 37 – CC via Pexels/Pixabay
CAIRO – 13 July 2017: Forty Egyptian medicines will be registered in the Lebanese market over the course of two years. Minister of Health Ahmed Emad el-Din made the announcement in a press conference in the cabinet’s headquarters Wednesday.
The Minister said that Egyptian medicine has a great reputation, and is cheaper, as the medicine costing $12 abroad can be equal to LE 37.
Emad el-Din stated that Egypt’s exports of medicine to Lebanon amount to $5 million, while the size of all medicine exports is $57 million.
The Minister also announced that a health map has been put to detect shortage and dysfunction in the health system. Emad El Din clarified that the public hospital in Shalatin Governorate, renovated at a cost of LE 100 million and re-inaugurated on May 16, is the outcome of the health geographic database that revealed the areas suffering a shortage in heath services.