Egypt assigns EGP 3.8 bln to support healthcare system amid coronavirus outbreak

Egypt has allocated  3.8 billion Egyptian pounds to support the healthcare sector since the beginning of March, including providing urgent and necessary medical supplies to be able to take preventive measures to face coronavirus  spread, according to Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait .

He added that the ministry is ready to provide the healthcare sector with additional financial packages if need be under the comprehensive plan for which President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has allocated  100 billion pounds to contain COVID-19 outbreak.

The minister said that 2.583 billion pounds have been provided since the beginning of March for the health ministry, in addition to 426 milion pounds directed towards its affiliated bodies.

He added that the ministry has given 688.0 million  pounds  for university hospitals, and 50 million pounds for Al-Azhar University Hospital to provide medical care for coronavirus patients.