Egypt's health ministry announces number of expedite surgeries carried out since 2018 to eliminate waiting lists – Egypt Today

Egypt Today staff

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 – 03:08 GMT
Egypt Today staff
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 – 03:08 GMT
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CAIRO – 23 June 2022: The Ministry of Health and Population announced Thursday that the number of expedite surgeries carried out for patients on waiting lists has amounted to 1.3 million since the launching of the presidential initiative in 2018. 
The surgeries included in the initiative are kidney transplant, liver transplant, cochlear transplant, tumors, cardiac catheters, brain catheters, and others pertaining to heart, bones, eyes, brain and nerves.
Earlier in 2022, three new specialties were added, and those are surgeries of chest, congenital defects in children, and bone marrow transplantation.
The initiative was made possible through assigning some surgeries to hospitals that are not affiliated to the ministry, and that signed up to take part in the move. Those include hospitals affiliated with the Police, the Egyptian Armed Forces, NGOs, the International Medical Center, Wadi Al Nile Hospital, and specialized hospitals. Further, hospitals, that get renovated within the process of being made ready to join the universal health insurance, become part of the initiative.  
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