Egyptian Health Ministry
Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed said 2,858 ambulance vehicles and 11 water ambulances were deployed nationwide, to secure the Senate elections in terms of the medical situation, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
Health Minister Hala Zayed said medicine was given to 38,328 coronavirus patients under house isolation in various governorates from the end of May until Thursday, July 30.
This comes a month after the Egyptian Drug Authority earlier announced signing a deal with AstraZeneca to supply the country with the Oxford University's vaccine.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced the resumption of a presidential initiative launched last year to test women for breast cancer, which is the second leading cause of death among Egyptian women, according to the minister.
Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed on Saturday said only 20 percent of ventilators nationwide has been in use over the last week, down from 97 percent, as the ministry announced passing coronavirus peak.
Egypt’s reported 913 coronavirus cases on Wednesday July 15th and 59 deaths, as the number of cases and deaths have continued to decline this month, down from over 1677 cases on June 13 and from 97 deaths on June 15.
The Egyptian Health Ministry denied rumors that private hospitals have refrained from receiving and treating coronavirus patients, the Cabinet’s media center said on Friday.
Health Minister Hala Zayed announced that the ministry cooperated with Facebook to regulate blood plasma donation.
He confirmed that he is sticking to all procedures of the medical coronavirus protocol and stressed the need to face this pandemic. He added that he hopes to return to follow his work soon.
The decision has been applied on 450 stranded Egyptians who came recently from Beirut on three exceptional flights. The arrivals have been tested for coronavirus.
Remdesivir was developed by the American biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences and has shown some good indications in coronavirus treatment.
The Egyptian Health Ministry will distribute a million drug doses of Vitamin D to quarantine hospitals, as an important element to support the immune cells of the doctors treating coronavirus patients.
The number of university hospitals ready to provide medical care to COVID-19 patients is 113 having 35,000 beds, said Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar. At present, 23 of those treat coronavirus patients.
This raises the total number of COVID-19 deaths to seven.
The plane landed in the airport on Thursday evening, coming from the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi.
Ehab Hanafy told Egypt Today that authorities continue their sterilization campaigns in the governorate’s office after Yehia tested positive for the pandemic.
During the International Virtual Conference of Tanta University on Wednesday, Presidential Advisor for Health Affairs Mohamed Tag El-Din urged all institutions to cooperate in the face of the novel COVID-19 virus.
The expatriated arrivals have been tested for coronavirus and were moved to be quarantined for seven days.
Egypt still uses the malaria drug, chloroquine, in treating coronavirus patients, according to a health protocol nationwide supervised by a scientific committee.
This comes while Egypt has seen a striking surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, as it has recorded 745 cases on Wednesday — 219 cases more than Monday. This brought the total number of cases in the northeastern African country to 14,229. Also, 21 people