Egypt to build public hospital, 3 HQs for health insurance in new capital

Egypt’s New Administrative Capital Company for Urban Development says it has approved in principle to establish a major public hospital and three new headquarters for health insurance authorities in the New Administrative Capital.

The state’s Health and Population Ministry has earlier submitted an order in April 2018 to attain four land plots to build the hospital and three headquarters, said the company’s spokesman and public relations manager Khaled Al-Husseini on Thursday.

“The negotiations with the Health Ministry is still continuous,” Al-Husseini further told Amwal Al Ghad, referring that the works aims to provide a health care in the new capital within the upcoming years.

“The New Administrative Capital Company suggests to establish the public hospital and the headquarters of health insurance authorities near to the residential district area,” he stated, saying that this area will include the second and third residential districts in the new capital.

Located 40km (24.8 miles) east of Cairo, the under construction new capital city is part of the Egyptian government’s scheme to expand urban areas to deal with the state’s rapid population growth and improve the nation’s infrastructure.

The new city will be a 270-square-mile hub with 21 residential districts to accommodate five million people. It will feature 1,250 mosques and churches, a 5,000-seat conference center, nearly 2,000 schools and colleges, over 600 medical facilities and a park that is projected to be the world’s largest.