Health: 1358 violating private medical facilities will be closed during 2021

11:17 AM

Wednesday 05 January 2022

Books – Ahmed Gomaa:

The Ministry of Health and Population announced the closure of 1,358 violating private medical facilities in 25 governorates during the period from December 19, 2021 until yesterday, January 4, 2022, as part of the periodic campaigns launched by the Central Administration for Free Treatment and Licensing, on private medical facilities.

This comes in accordance with the directives of Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the acting Minister of Health and Population, to intensify periodic campaigns on private medical facilities in all governorates of the Republic, in order to ensure the health and safety of patients.

Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, explained that the campaigns included passing 5,135 private medical facilities, which varied between hospitals, clinics, and medical centers in the governorates of (Cairo, Giza, Qalyubia, Sharkia, Menoufia, Dakahlia, Gharbia, Minya, Assiut, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, Beni Suef, Fayoum, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, Beheira, Kafr El-Sheikh, Damietta, Matrouh, Red Sea, New Valley, South Sinai), in order to ensure that medical facilities meet the necessary health requirements.

For his part, Dr. Hisham Zaki, Head of the Central Administration for Free Treatment and Licensing, drew attention to the ministry’s keenness to tighten control over private medical facilities to ensure that they meet health requirements, that the facility and its employees obtain the necessary licenses, apply infection control standards, and review the validity of medicines, stressing that All legal procedures regarding violations that are monitored during traffic.

Zaki pointed out that 104 minutes were issued regarding the violations that were monitored during traffic, which varied between (non-application of infection control policies, management of facilities without licenses, and the presence of unqualified workers without a license to practice the profession), as well as finding fraudulent and expired medicines. , They were reserved and edited records of their quantities.

Zaki explained that patients were transferred from closed hospitals to alternative hospitals affiliated with the Ministry of Health, through ambulances, stressing the continuation of the implementation of periodic monitoring campaigns on all medical facilities, in order to ensure the health of patients and provide them with the best medical service.

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