Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi called for developing and replanning Ain Shams University hospitals area as part of the establishment of the University’s Medical City while providing the necessary financial allocations for this vital project that will serve thousands of patients.
The president’s remarks came during his meeting with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli as well as a host of ministers and top government officials, Presidency Spokesman Ambassador Bassam Radi said.
During the meeting, the president also called for upgrading the main axes of the Abbasia area and square to eliminate traffic congestions and ease movement for university students and citizens.
President Sisi also directed the government to provide full support to the public education system to achieve the targeted quality of education, by expanding national projects related to public university system nationwide.
Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar briefed the president on current and future projects regarding the establishment of public universities, which total 427 projects at a cost of about LE36 billion distributed over 27 public universities nationwide. He noted that the amount covers service, treatment and educational projects.
Minister Abdel-Ghaffar informed the meeting of the progress of the development of Ain Shams University hospital sector area, which will extend over an area of 57 acres, and aims to expand and upgrade the service provided to patients.
It will include the development of the Demerdash Pasha Palace, raising the efficiency of current medical facilities and the establishment of new hospitals for emergency, pediatric and oncology surgeries, the establishment of modern medical facilities as well as the development of outpatient and specialised clinics, and the provision of combined waiting areas.
The minister also presented a plan to establish a number of new governmental universities nationwide, including in the city of Abu Rudeis in South Sinai Governorate and the city of Hurghada in the Red Sea Governorate. He also presented a briefing on the progress of work on the establishment of 16 new private universities affiliated with public universities.