Minister of Finance: We are preparing to launch official comprehensive health insurance in Ismailia



Sarah Hamza


Posted on: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – 10:39 | Last update: Wednesday 4 May 2022 – 10:39

Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance and Chairman of the General Authority for Comprehensive Health Insurance, said that there is a presidential mandate to complete the application of the comprehensive health insurance system in the government despite global economic challenges, in a way that contributes to achieving the dream of all Egyptians to provide comprehensive and integrated health care to all members of the Egyptian family in the new Republic within 10 years instead of 15.

He explained that the new system has been fully implemented in Port Said and Luxor governorates, and preparations are currently underway to officially launch it in Ismailia governor, following the success of the trial run, and then expanding his umbrella to the rest of the governorates of the first phase: South Sinai, Aswan and Suez, then the governors of the second phase: Qena, the Red Sea, Marsa Matrouh, and others.

He added that the financial position of the General Authority for Comprehensive Health Insurance is strong, solid and reassuring, and that the performance indicators for the fiscal year 2021-2022 reflect the ability to absorb global shocks and the sustainability of the necessary financial flow ; To complete the successful march in the implementation of this integrated health system in various governors according to the scheduled dates.

He added that there is an advanced strategy for the safe investment of the system’s funds that guarantees the maximum return without affecting the sufficient financial liquidity to meet its obligations, as the government specialists in the field of economics and investment include, to detailed studies on the attractive opportunities in the local and international market, and projects and areas that are safer and higher in exchange for the required field studies And economic and other feasibility studies, while the determinants of investment policy as contained in the executive regulations of the Comprehensive Health Insurance Act.

He indicated that a study is currently underway to extend the umbrella of comprehensive health insurance to a greater number of those who are unable, according to the determinants to be agreed with the Ministry of Social Solidarity, than part of the government’s efforts to strengthen the social protection umbrella and mitigate the effects of global economic challenges on citizens, including the accompanying wave of waves of severe hypertrophy.

He pointed out that we are continuing, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, to complete the digital transformation and the services of the comprehensive health insurance system through the company «E. Health, which specializes in the technology to operate and manage health insurance services and the rest of the companies that carry out the project, in a way that contributes to the sustainability of the efficiency and quality of medical services provided to citizens at the easiest way to ensure.

He stressed that we believe that the comprehensive health insurance system will not achieve its desired objectives in providing comprehensive and integrated health care for all Egyptians without a successful partnership with the private medical sector, so the philosophy of the new system is based on the fails to monopolize the provision of health care services to all citizens, and to allow the public and private sectors to participate in this vital field under the umbrella of comprehensive health insurance; In a way that contributes to the reform of the health sector in Egypt, which is directly reflected in the reduction of poverty rates.

He pointed out that there are a number of awareness campaigns being launched by the government to private sector healthcare providers to motivate them to take advantage of the promising opportunities the new system offers in the field of medical services of all kinds. to invest.

Hossam Sadek, Executive Director of the Comprehensive Health Insurance Authority, said we were eager to develop citizens’ awareness of their rights and duties in the comprehensive health insurance system by launching a number of campaigns in Port Said and Luxor governors. the new system, how to join it, the services it provides and how to benefit from it. encourage registering and joining the system. We are also working to launch awareness campaigns in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, to motivate citizens to register and pay contributions, and another to pay the specified takaful contribution at 2.5 per thousand of the total annual income of the individual or legal entity; To support the comprehensive health insurance system in a way that contributes to achieving the financial sustainability of the new system.

He added that the new system covers more than 3,000 health services, including surgery, oncology, organ transplantation, etc. Inclusion of telemedicine services and patient follow-up from a distance, in light of the “Telemedicine” draft bill, which is being discussed in the House of Representatives; In order to facilitate the citizens who benefit from the comprehensive health insurance system.

He pointed out that the citizen participating in the new system does not bear high financial burdens, as the maximum contribution he makes in major operations, for example, does not exceed 300 pounds, and those who are impossible to treat within Egypt are treated abroad, which contributes to the transfer of the financial burden of the disease from the pockets Citizens to universal health insurance.

He explained that a new update of the more advanced website for the comprehensive health insurance system, and an interactive application on the mobile phone, will be launched to build bridges of communication with citizens and beneficiaries, and those who want to register online, and benefit draws from other services rendered under the umbrella of the comprehensive health insurance system, emphasizing that the card will be introduced The smart service for providing public services, including comprehensive health insurance, in Port Said Governorate during the coming period and handing it over to citizens, in cooperation between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the General Post Office.

He pointed to the agreement with the General Authority for Health Care to provide outlets in primary care units to serve the beneficiaries, and an agreement is also made with the General Post Office to provide the registration service for citizens and the delivery of comprehensive health insurance cards. , through post points in the application governors, in addition to providing the registration service in the health insurance system. Comprehensive by Egypt digital portal, points out that the government is working during the coming period to develop the services provided to citizens through the comprehensive health insurance system; In order to ensure the establishment of the pillars of comprehensive quality, and to achieve the highest satisfaction rate for the beneficiaries.

He said the organizational structure of the government is currently being completed, and efforts are being made to upgrade human capabilities, by expanding the latest training programs in information technology, leadership skills and communication with citizens, along with completing the necessary preparations. to move to the new headquarters of the new administrative capital.

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