Sunday 01 March 2020
Books – Muhammad Nassar:
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met today, Sunday, with Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, in the presence of Major General Amir Sayed Ahmed, Adviser to the President of the Republic for Urban Planning, and Major General Doctor Magdy Amin Mubarak, Director of the Medical Services Department of the Armed Forces.
The Spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic stated that the meeting dealt with following up the developments of the global epidemiological situation of the “Corona emerging” virus and the precautionary plan of the Ministry of Health and Population in this regard at the national level.
The President directed in this regard to continue to raise the degree of readiness and preparedness in accordance with the standards of the World Health Organization, especially through cooperation and coordination between all concerned parties in the state, and to carry out continuous awareness campaigns for citizens of different groups, with the aim of providing guidance and providing accurate information and real data, as well as working on early detection For any suspected cases, tighten health control over entry points into the country.
The Minister of Health and Population stressed that Egypt is one of the first countries in the world that prepared a preparedness plan in this regard, reviewing the scenarios and operational axes of the integrated national plan to deal with the “emerging corona” virus, which started by taking the necessary pre-emptive measures and implementing the surveillance plan at the entry points to the country from During the quarantine and monitoring the health status of expatriates, as well as raising the degree of readiness and preparedness to face and early detection of any suspected cases, as well as the formation of a central room in the Ministry of Health working around the clock to monitor the epidemiological situation of the virus at the international and national levels.
Dr. Hala Zayed pointed to the current efforts of the state in terms of equipping the necessary medical facilities, training surveillance teams and all medical teams on how to safely handle cases of infection, training on how to follow infection control methods, as well as providing a strategic stock of medical supplies.
The Spokesman added that the Minister of Health presented the procedures that were taken to evacuate and receive the Egyptian expatriates from China, and set up the residence quarantine headquarters at the highest level and provide and train human cadres to receive them, in addition to what Egypt has done to gift consignments of protective supplies to China within the framework of the depth and interdependence of relations Between the two countries and strengthening means of cooperation to counter the “emerging corona” virus.