Dr. Randa Abul-Naga, a consultant at the World Health Organization, said that 70% of deaths occur due to noncommunicable diseases “chronic diseases,” and added: 40 million people die around the world due to chronic diseases.
Dr. Randa Abul-Naga added, during the first joint conference between the two committees under the title (Chronic Diseases in the Time of Coronavirus): If chronic diseases are not controlled, deaths will increase around the world, and she said: “84% of deaths in Egypt are due to chronic diseases such as diabetes and stress. Heart and cancer. ”
The advisor at the World Health Organization explained that the United States of America loses 500 billion dollars due to chronic diseases annually. “Egypt has made a great effort, especially the initiative to provide health care to chronic disease sufferers,” she said.
She indicated that there is a great challenge in providing health services to chronic disease sufferers at the time of Corona, noting that Egypt realized this early and had a plan to provide health care to chronic disease sufferers, especially with setting specific and clear treatment protocols for them to prevent their exposure to complications, adding: “There are guidelines To treat people with chronic diseases in conjunction with Corona, and it will be distributed to isolation hospitals.
The Ministry of Health and Population continues to raise its preparations in all governorates of the Republic, follow the situation first-hand regarding the “emerging corona” virus, and take all necessary preventive measures against any viruses or infectious diseases, and the ministry has also allocated a number of communication means to receive citizens’ inquiries about the emerging corona virus and infectious diseases. , Including the hotline “105”, “15335” and the WhatsApp number “01553105105”, in addition to the “Egypt Health” application available on phones.