Dr. Hayam Abdel Ghaffar, spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, said that this comes within the framework of the interest the ministry attaches to psychological support services, psychological counseling and addiction treatment, as efforts continue to educate citizens on how to obtain medical consultations for mental health, through the electronic platform.
This center is to become a basic focal point for the treatment of those who are financially unable, in accordance with the Ministry's strategy to improve the public health of citizens.
Some of the cases are former slum-dwellers, who were moved to alternative-housing neighborhoods.
The fund also is organizing workshops for children from those areas and Haya Karima villages to train them on how to think with positively, face problems and and make sound decisions.
The official page of the fund published an infograph on Facebook about the efforts of the fund's hotline "16023" during the past 7 months.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Hossam Abdel Ghaffar announced Monday introducing free-of-charge smoking cessation services.
Over the past years, an integrated plan was developed to combat addiction and drug abuse to prevent its danger to society in Egypt, Al-Katami added.
The Director General of Therapeutic Programs at the Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse added, in a TV show, that the rate of drug abuse in Egypt decreased to 5.9 percent, after it reached 10 percent in 2015.
The Egyptian Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse of the Ministry of Social Solidarity presented its experience in social and economic development of recovering addicts during the 37th conference of the National Awareness Project for Drug Prevention (Grass).
The Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse, headed by Minister of Social Solidarity Dr. Nevin Al-Kabbaj, launched Monday an anti-drug and smoking initiative on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.
Minister of Solidarity Nivine el-Kabbag thanked celebrities and athletes who appear in advertisements of civil society organizations without remuneration during a Saturday session with the House of Representatives.
The deputy CEO of the importing company had to comment either.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced Wednesday launching the first national electronic platform in Egypt for mental health services and addiction treatment free of charge.
Employees who proven to be abusing drugs were used to be penalized, but after a law passed last year, any employee who tests positive to drugs will be terminated.
The Anti-Drug and Addiction Treatment Fund held Wednesday a ceremony to celebrate providing a new batch of individuals, who recovered from addiction, small loans through Nasser Social Bank.
Askar added that awareness campaigns targeting 40,000 families in those neighborhoods took place.
The law by which public officers who use drugs shall be fired came into effect on Wednesday after six months of its announcement.
That is because a law was promulgated making screening for drug use among civil employees mandatory.
Nearly 6,000 recovered addicts were engaged in a vocational training program, announced the Egyptian Minister of Minister of Social Solidarity and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse Dr. Nevin Al-Qabbaj.
A delegation from the United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crime visited Cairo to transfer the Egyptian experience in treating and rehabilitating addicted patients to Iraq.