Egypt establishes fund to support medical staff

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Medical staff at hospitals in Cairo. (Reuters/File)
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Updated 23 February 2021

Egypt establishes fund to support medical staff

Egypt establishes fund to support medical staff
  • The fund aims to grant benefits to them in cases of death or injuries resulting in a total or partial paralysis

CAIRO: The Egyptian Ministry of Health has announced the establishment of a fund to support medical staff after their efforts fighting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has been keen to protect medical crews especially when they are fighting COVID-19,” said Hala Zayed, minister of health and population.

“The fund aims to grant benefits to them in cases of death or injuries resulting in a total or partial paralysis,” said Khaled Mujahid, the ministry’s spokesman.

He added: “Compensation for medical crews and their families have been considered since the beginning of the pandemic, under the directives of El-Sisi.”

Mujahid said “the ministry has developed executive procedures to activate the fund. Space for the permanent headquarters of the fund has been allocated in the new administrative capital.”

He added that the ministry has shared a proposal with the board of directors in preparation for its submission to the prime minister.