This came during a meeting held by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait, Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed, Mohamed Amin, Advisor to the President of the Republic for Financial Affairs, and Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, Advisor to the President of the Republic for Health and Prevention Affairs.
The official spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic stated that the meeting witnessed the follow-up of the current situation of the spread of the Corona virus at the local level and developments in the provision of vaccines, as well as the state’s efforts to improve the public health of citizens and comprehensive medical care.
The presidential spokesman indicated in a statement today, Tuesday, that the situation was also reviewed with regard to national efforts to import vaccinations and vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, as well as the ongoing executive steps to start the local manufacture of the “Sinovac” vaccine in partnership with the Chinese experience, which will be actually produced during the month. This is being done by the Holding Company for Biopharmaceuticals and Vaccines “Vaccera”.
Egypt recently received the first shipments of raw materials to manufacture the vaccine, and it is targeted to manufacture 40 million doses during the coming period.
The presidential spokesman noted the presentation of the efforts of the Ministry of Health in allocating vaccination centers at the level of the Republic during the meeting, as well as the vaccination of all workers in the entire tourism sector and other vital sectors.
Two presidential directives regarding corona vaccines and vaccination centers
President Sisi directed the expansion of vaccination centers nationwide, and the establishment of major centers in each governorate to provide vaccination services to the largest number of citizens.
He also directed the development of an integrated plan to develop the “Vaccera” company and raise its capabilities to be an additional industrial edifice at the national level in the medical field comparable to the major international companies and factories in this field.
The official spokesman added that the meeting also witnessed a review of the state’s efforts within the framework of the renal failure treatment system at the level of the Republic, in order to care for people with this disease, and the relevant detailed studies that have been prepared in this regard, as well as comparing statistics in Egypt with similar countries, along with a map Distribution of dialysis centers inside Egypt and the cost of treatment.
President Sisi directed to provide all necessary support from the state to expand kidney transplantation operations as the best treatment for patients with kidney failure, in order to alleviate their suffering and improve life conditions for them, taking into account the health and economic repercussions of this disease, while preparing all the necessary studies and taking the necessary executive steps To expand in organ transplant centers in general at the level of the Republic.
The executive position of the Egyptian Center for Disease Control was also presented, which will contain a research and development center, training centers, a number of specialized clinics for disease control, and various specialized laboratories, where the center will contribute to employing advanced technology to discover and control infectious and non-communicable diseases.
As well as early detection of public health threats, controlling the spread of infectious diseases, raising awareness of public health, collecting data and statistics for diseases of all kinds, as well as prioritizing public health threats to develop plans for treating patients and training medical personnel.