President Abdel Fattah appraised Sunday the performance of the national universal health insurance system as well as the response to Covid-19, during a meeting with a host of officials, including Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Health Minister Hala Zayed and Presidential Advisor for Health Affairs and Prevention Dr. Awad Tageddin.
President Sisi directed the government to maintain financing for the universal health insurance to fulfill the main goal of the system, namely by introducing modern health services to all members of society, especially the most needy, Presidency Spokesman, Ambassador Bassam Radi, said.
The president reviewed during the meeting the different aspects of the system’s application, especially at the legislative and organizational levels.
He also reviewed performance indicators in the governorates where the first phase of the system is applied, including Port Said Governorate.
The indicators show the success of the system in Port Said where it has officially kicked off, Ambassador Radi said.
He added that the system has also been experimentally applied in other governorates.
The presidency spokesman noted that President Sisi also assessed steps taken so far to digitize the universal health insurance system.
President Sisi also reviewed the financial situation of the Healthcare Authority and the efforts it makes to increase and diversify its revenues, Ambassador Radi said.
The president’s meeting with the aforementioned officials also focused on the national response to Covid-19 and cooperation between different state agencies in this regard.
President Sisi also reviewed national efforts to bring in the necessary Covid-19 vaccine doses and ongoing talks with major international companies to produce the vaccines locally, the presidency spokesman said.