More than 29,000 state employees have applied for addiction treatment and have been distributed amongst public hospitals.
The minister further said that there is a network connection between both ministries of solidarity and health to follow up on the Egyptians’ conditions.
The 300 workers were deprived of 100 percent of their salary for a month and were suspended for six months.
Drug abusers working in the administrative departments of the state have the chance to be treated confidentially and at the state's expense.
A Social Solidarity Ministry official said that 10,000 school bus drivers have undergone drug tests so far.
MP Khaled Abdel Aziz said that the spread of drugs among children of ages starting as young as 11 years old seriously endangers youth’s future.