21 January 2013

Egypt: Minister of Health: Life Span of 4000 Hospitals and Rural Health Units Expires

Minister of Health and Population said the life span of a large number of government hospitals and health units has expired. He said there are 200 hospitals all over the republic that need to be demolished and re-developed as they are not eligible for offering health and therapeutic services.

The Minister said there are 3800 health units in the governorates need to be developed as they are incapable of meeting the needs of patients.

In exclusive statement to "Al Ahram", the Minister of Health said the government hospitals do not suffer shortage in potentials but from improper use. He said hospitals are suffering from Shortage in the number of doctors adding there are regions in which hospitals are without doctors.

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