Today, Minister of Health and Population Dr. Hala Zayed gave a presentation on the latest developments in tackling the Corona virus crisis, efforts to provide a vaccine against this virus, as well as the implementation status of a number of presidential initiatives..
Dr. Hala Zayed started his presentation by addressing the epidemiological situation of the worldwide spread of the virus, noting that in this context, the World Health Organization evaluated the country’s epidemiological situation and the risk of global spread of the virus and divided it into 6 levels. Egypt is at the lowest level in terms of the risk of spreading the epidemic..
Referring to the health insurance plan for the high school exams, the Minister noted that in addition to the implementation of all preventive measures in all provinces, health services were provided to the exam boards, and that 2,156 ambulances were distributed around the delegations. activating a centralized emergency service operating 24 hours a day to monitor the implementation of the plan Health insurance and prompt handling of any emergency.
The minister also referred to the research on the extent to which the ultrasound diagnosis of corona patients matched the corona diagnosis. ITThe study showed that 80% of the cases fit their diagnosis and that ultrasound of the lungs with oxygen saturation is a very effective tool in decision making to prioritize hospitalization of coronavirus patients in healthcare facilities with limited resources..
During the presentation, Dr. Drawing attention to the current situation of the vaccine supply against Corona virus, Hala Zayed noted that 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine were supplied last week, and one million doses are planned to be supplied by the end of the year. It was stated that the release of the Sputnik vaccine and the Pharmaceutical Agency, indicating that 210 thousand doses were provided next week, have been completed, 700 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 250 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been provided through Kovacs. He added that in the field of production of antiviral vaccines, studies for stability studies and equivalence comparisons are continuing, and that it is expected to be completed by the beginning of August, and that 2,000 liters of 5 thousand will be supplied soon. It is expected to be supplied in July..
Noting the efforts of the measles vaccination campaigns in Egypt during the Corona virus pandemic, the Minister noted that mandatory vaccination rates for all seven routine doses reached 95%, with approximately 17 million children vaccinated with seven routine doses during the year. , including a jab. MMR (measles + rubella + mumps) where children (12 months + 18 months) are vaccinated twice at age.
He reviewed the position of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to send medical aid to Tunisia and Sudan in the implementation of his directives to support the health sector in the two brotherly countries and help fight the Corona virus. Pandemic stated that 32 tons of medical aid was sent to the brothers in Tunisia, and that 55 tons of other aid is under preparation to be sent as soon as possible, adding that medical aid to the brotherly Republic of Sudan is also included. medical equipment, drugs, oxygen cylinders and a vaccine for the emerging corona virus..
Regarding the implementation of the initiative of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for the treatment of patients with muscular dystrophy, the Minister of Health noted that 24 clinics at the State level are allocated for treatment. 3 centers have been designated to provide medical services to children with muscular dystrophy by providing genetic therapy to children with muscular dystrophy, one center at Nasser Institute Hospital and one center at Al-Galaa Hospital to treat patients with muscular dystrophy. The Armed Forces added that in addition to the Ain Shams University Hospital Center, line (106) has been allocated to receive citizens’ inquiries about the initiative and the initiative has been completed. 8 of them are injected.
Regarding the presidential initiative for the production of plasma derivatives and self-sufficiency, the minister noted that the first phase of the initiative, the national project for plasma donation, will be launched, starting to collect plasma through 6 collections. The centers located in the governorates of Cairo, Alexandria, Gharbia and Minya, with a total of approximately 90 A-chairs with an assembly capacity of 150 thousand – 200 thousand liters.
In the national project for the early detection of genetic diseases in newborns, the minister explained that blood samples are being collected in Cairo governorate hospitals to begin activating the neonatal program in nurseries to discover 19 metabolic diseases, provided the program is activated. available in all nurseries of the Republic throughout the month.