The ministry said it has provided treatment to 1,385,199 citizens free of charge, including 388,170 cases suffering from hypertension and 419,000 cases suffering from diabetes.
This is the highest number of patients to be examined under the “100 Million Lives” initiative in few days, said spokesman for the ministry Khaled Megahed.
Only 20 percent are imported.
The nationwide campaign aims to determine the prevalence of Hepatitis C and chronic diseases infection, and provide free treatment.
The treatment of around 360,000 patients on waiting lists over three years costs LE18 billion.
The screening identified 5,3 million diabetes patients, and 3.6 million hypertension patients.
IBS affects the quality of the patient’s life, including missing work or school; in some cases, it can lead to depression or anxiety.
Endometriosis is a condition that affects 10 percent of women worldwide; more often than not, it goes undiagnosed and misunderstood
The budget of 15 state-covered treatment function codes will increase from LE 4 billion ($225 million) to LE 7.6 billion ($427 million)
Roughly 2.7 million patients received state-funded medical treatment in 2016 at a total cost of LE 4.7 billion.