During a meeting with high-ranking state officials, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi highlighted the importance of Egypt’s new health insurance system to solve the problems experienced in the country’s suffering health sector. Sisi told the officials that the new system should include the necessary mechanisms for the periodic evaluation of the quality of the country’s medical services. For decades, the Egyptian health care system has been neglected as the government is seen to have failed to provide safe and high-quality medical services to the majority of Egyptians. In December, Egypt’s parliament approved the new comprehensive health insurance law, which aims to increase the standard of the country’s medical services and ensure the good health of its citizens. The new system will gradually replace the current medical care program and aims to overcome the defects of the existing health insurance system, which leaves a considerable percentage of Egyptians uninsured.
Source: Egypt Independent March 14, 2018 09:56 UTC