President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held a meeting Wednesday with Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din, Advisor to the President for Health and Prevention Affairs to discuss the executive position of a number of different national health initiatives, as well as the current situation related to the coronavirus.
In this context, Tag El-Din presented the epidemiological situation of the spread of the coronavirus at the national level, noting the marked decrease in monitoring cases of HIV infection in general, and that most of the diagnosed cases suffer from simple symptoms without complications.
Sisi directed to continue awareness programs and vaccination campaigns for citizens through vaccination centers spread throughout the Republic, while facilitating access to booster doses.
With regard to various national health initiatives; The President was briefed on the developments of the initiative to end waiting lists for surgical operations for critical cases, directing to make the best use of the capabilities available at all institutions of the medical system, whether affiliated with the Ministry of Health or university hospitals.
Sisi was also briefed on the executive position of the Medicine City project, and the efforts to complete the localization of advanced pharmaceutical industries in this context, especially medicines that depend on the use of biotechnology, as well as the manufacture of raw materials.