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Finance min.: Health insurance system enjoys strong political will

By: MENA
Tue, Oct. 15, 2019
CAIRO - 15 October 2019: Finance Minister Mohamed Maeit said that the comprehensive health insurance system enjoys a strong political will, aiming at offering better healthcare for all citizens.

Addressing a press conference on Monday following the inauguration of the temporary headquarters of the General Authority for Comprehensive Health Insurance, Maeit noted that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi always closely follows up the developments in the new system to ensure perfect implementation.

The Health, Military Production, and Communications Ministries exert tremendous efforts to render this project successful, he said.

The comprehensive health insurance system is based on separating between the service provider, the funding body, and the control body, the minister stated, adding the new system allows the participation of private sector medical providers.

Replying to a question on the current economic situation, the minister said the Egyptian pound is improving and the budget deficit is targeted to reach 7.2 percent by the end of the current fiscal year and achieve a primary surplus of 2 percent.
 
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