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Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, confirmed, Chairman of the General Authority for social Health Insurance, That there is a presidential mandate to complete the implementation of the comprehensive health insurance system in the governorates despite global economic challenges; In a manner that contributes to realizing the dream of all Egyptians to provide comprehensive and integrated health care for all members of the Egyptian family in the “new republic” within 10 years instead of 15 years, He explained that the new system was fully implemented in the governorates of Port Said and Luxor. He explained that the new system was fully implemented in the governorates of Port Said and Luxor. After successful trial run, Then it extended its umbrella to the rest of the governorates of the first phase: South Sinai, Aswan and Suez, Then the governorates of the second phase: Qena, The Red Sea, Marsa Matrouh, and others.
The financial position is strong and reassuring, and performance indicators reflect the ability to absorb external shocks
Maait added that the financial position of the General Authority for Comprehensive Health Insurance is strong, solid, and reassuring. The performance indicators for the fiscal year 2021/2022, reflect the global shock absorption capacity, the sustainability of the necessary financial flows; To complete the successful march in implementing this integrated health system in the various governorates, according to the scheduled dates. He explained that there is an advanced strategy for the safe investment of the system’s funds that guarantees the maximum return without affecting sufficient financial liquidity to meet its obligations. The authority includes specialists in the fields of economy and investment, To prepare detailed studies on the attractive opportunities in the local and international market, as well as the safest and highest-return projects and fields, with the required field studies, Economic feasibility studies, etc. While adhering to the investment policy determinants contained in the executive regulations of the “Comprehensive Health Insurance” law.
pointed, Chairman of the General Authority for Comprehensive Health Insurance, He indicated that a study is currently underway to extend the umbrella of comprehensive health insurance to a larger number of those who are unable to do so. According to the parameters that will be agreed upon with the Ministry of Social Solidarity, As part of the government’s efforts to strengthen the social protection umbrella, and mitigate the effects of global economic challenges on citizens, With the accompanying sharp inflationary wave.
He explained, “We are proceeding in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. In completing the digital transformation and automating the services of the comprehensive health insurance system through the “e. Health”, which specializes in operating and managing health insurance services and the rest of the companies executing the project. In a way that contributes to ensuring the sustainability of the efficiency and quality of medical services provided to citizens in the easiest way.
“We believe that the comprehensive health insurance system will not achieve its desired goals in providing comprehensive and integrated health care for all Egyptians without a successful partnership with the private medical sector,” he stressed. Therefore, the philosophy of the new system is based on the non-monopoly of the state in providing health care services to all citizens. Allowing the public and private sectors to participate in this vital field under the umbrella of comprehensive health insurance; In a way that contributes to reforming the health sector in Egypt, which directly affects the reduction of poverty rates, Pointing out that there are a number of awareness campaigns directed by the authority, To health service providers in the private sector to motivate them to take advantage of the promising opportunities offered by the new system to invest in the field of medical services of all kinds.