Know the gift of the Minister of Health for people with chronic diseases

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Under the slogan of 100 million health, Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, announced the provision of medical services to 3 million citizens with chronic diseases free of charge as part of the President’s initiative for people with chronic diseases under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi since its launch on 20 June.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Hala Zayed, indicated that the medical examination was signed and the necessary examinations and analyzes were conducted for 3 million citizens, and treatment was provided to one million and 800 thousand chronic disease sufferers out of the number that the medical examination was signed for, for a period of 3 months to come, at a monthly cost of about 360 million pounds, including 260 thousand state expense decisions, and one million and 540 thousand health insurance decisions.

Dr. Khaled Mujahid, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, said that the minister directed the inclusion of all citizens benefiting from various health initiatives, within the initiative of the President of the Republic to follow up and treat chronic diseases, conduct the necessary examinations for them and dispense treatment to them through the “100 million health” database.

Mujahid confirmed that the campaign provides 108 different types of medicines, including medicines (pressure, sugar, liquidity, lipid reducers, coronary vasodilators, heart-regulating drugs), through 228 outpatient clinics in hospitals, 321 health units and medical centers, and 89 Medical convoys car in all governorates.

He stressed that all necessary preventive and precautionary measures are taken, infection control methods are followed, and social distancing is observed, in addition to requiring those who are hesitant to the campaign to wear a mask, and wash hands before and after examining them with alcohol disinfectant approved by the Ministry.

The official spokesman for the Ministry of Health indicated that the governorates that witnessed the highest frequency of the initiative are «Assiut, Giza, Sharkia, Beheira, Qena, Menoufia, and Dakahlia», adding that the age group most frequented the initiative is from 40 to 60 years old.

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