Egypt is the largest country in North Africa and the Middle East, with a population of 101 million people, making it the 14th most populous country on the planet, accounting for 1.3 percent of the global population. The population, which is expanding at a rate of 1.8 percent per year, will continue to drive demand for infrastructure and services, especially healthcare, affecting the changing urban landscape.
Two main government bodies are governing this sector:
The Government, (Public Sector).
The Private Sector.
The Egyptian HealthCare system has recently seen a number of modifications in order to ensure the Egyptian people's health and well-being.
Not to mention the difficulties that the industry has faced since the inception of COVID-19.
Because of the following, the healthcare sector was able to limit COVID-19 losses:
Manufacturing industry with a long history that includes both state-owned and private local businesses.
Low labor expenses, as well as a big pool of highly skilled doctors, pharmacists, engineers, and technicians.
An growth in the number of free trade agreements and governmental determination to expand the healthcare industry.
Exceptionally favorable demographics.
Initiatives in Egypt that promote public health, with a focus on the gradual implementation of a complete healthcare insurance system.
Proposals for a new Egyptian Drug Authority and bio-similar registration are heralding regulatory system changes.
The 'New Investment Law' improves the operating environment for foreign investors.
The Egyptian Minister of Health and Population devised a strategy to combat the coronavirus, which is organized into main areas:
To provide safe health-care service outlets. This point includes 320 public and central hospitals in Egypt, as well as hospitals dedicated to fevers and chest disorders. In addition, the hospitals' workload abilities for chronic disease management and PCR lab analysis would be increased.
Establishing a sufficient medical supply and medicine reserve.
The presence of medical personnel inside a country's major airports to aid in the PCR test process for visitors arriving from other countries.
Production and distribution of vaccines, which will be managed by the Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) in collaboration with a Chinese vaccine company.
A quarantine specialized hospital (QSH) is assigned for Covid 19 cases in each governorate (27 in total)
Along with the following:
Self-sterilizing ambulances dispatched to transport infected patients to QSHs.
About 1k frontline healthcare workers will receive life insurance under policies worth EGP 2.5 mn. The policies are being bought by the Federation of Egyptian Industries.
The Health Ministry will help determine who is eligible for coverage under the policies. The policies are intended for staff who work directly with covid-19 patients.
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