Egyptian Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar meets with Health officials on Saturday, December 4, 2021- press photo
CAIRO – 28 May 2022: Assistant Minister of Health and Population Ahmed El Sobky on Friday received a report from the technical and administrative evaluation committee, which is responsible for choosing qualified doctors to chair clinical departments at hospitals affiliated with the comprehensive health insurance system.
The report also covered the evaluation of hospital nutrition services, contracts for periodic construction maintenance of the health facilities and their medical and non-medical equipment, security and cleaning services, along with a compulsory training project for all leaders and employees of the authority, its branches and health facilities.
The Ministry of Health and Population on Saturday said a hearing survey has been conducted for 3,000,047 children as part of a presidential initiative for early detection and treatment of hearing loss and impairment for newborns. The initiative was launched in September 2019.
Some 178,177 children would be re-examined, a week after the first screening at the same unit, Health Ministry Spokesman Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said.
Around 18,932 children were referred after the second test to 30 hospitals and referral centers nationwide for higher evaluation and the start of medical treatment or the installation of a hearing aid or the transfer of the child for cochlear implant in accordance to his/her condition, the spokesman added.
The number of examination centers were increased to cover 3,500 health units across all governorates to conduct audiological examinations for children from the day of birth to the age of 25 days, he added.