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Dr. Khaled Mujahid, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, said that genetic tracing is being done periodically in Egypt to find out new viruses and strains, the last of which was two weeks ago and no cases of other strains such as “Indian” or others were detected.
Mujahid continued, during a telephone interview with the “On My Responsibility” program on the Sada Al-Balad channel, that hospital occupancy rates are increasing due to Corona virus infections, explaining that hospital occupancy rates for Corona patients reached 47%.
He pointed out that the ministry has a system to monitor the provision and use of oxygen, stressing that the strategic stock of oxygen tubes is available to all hospitals.
Mujahid stressed that Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health, continued to supply a number of CT scan machines to hospitals.
He stressed that Egypt produces an amount of oxygen estimated between 350 to 400 thousand liters on a daily basis through iron and steel factories, pointing out that there are emergency vehicles belonging to the ministry in the regions to provide oxygen to hospitals.
He explained that oxygen prices have been set nationwide, which are adhered to by private hospitals, and violations are monitored and dealt with, and a medical center that receives a medical facility that receives cases infected with the Coronavirus has been closed without permission.