Today, Sunday, Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, held a meeting with Major General Doctor Baha El Din Zidan, Chairman of the Unified Purchase Authority, and Dr. Tamer Essam, Chairman of the Egyptian Drug Authority, to determine the availability of medicines and medical supplies coinciding with the start of the second wave of the emerging corona virus.
This came in the presence of Dr. Olfat Ghorab, President of the Arab Company for Medicinal Industries and Medical Supplies (Academia), Dr. Ahmed El-Ezaby, President of the Drug Industry Chamber, and a number of members of the Drug Industry Chamber, Major General Wael Al-Sai, Assistant Minister for Financial and Administrative Affairs, and Dr. Sahar Farag, Head of the Central Administration for Pharmacy Affairs.
Dr. Khaled Mujahid, Advisor to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs and the official spokesperson for the ministry, explained that during the meeting, the strategic stock of medicines and medical supplies was reviewed to provide all needs at the local level, especially medicines for the treatment protocol for the emerging corona virus, emergency medicines, and medical and preventive supplies.
Mujahid added that the minister emphasized the importance of providing medicines and medical supplies that Egypt provides to brothers in various countries to support them in facing crises, in accordance with the directives of the political leadership in this regard.
“Mujahid” pointed out that the minister discussed with the heads of the bodies the mechanisms and procedures necessary to confront the phenomenon of selling medicines to patients through electronic applications via the Internet and social media pages, as these applications sell medicines “online” which affects the health and safety of citizens, appealing to citizens. By obtaining medicines from pharmacies or health facilities.
Zayed thanked the heads of the Unified Procurement Authority, the Egyptian Drug Authority and the Drug Industry Chamber for their cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Population in meeting all the needs of the governmental and private medical sector in terms of medicines and medical and preventive supplies to confront the emerging coronavirus pandemic, stressing the importance of continuous coordination and cooperation between all concerned parties to overcome Any challenges while facing the pandemic.
For his part, Major General Doctor Bahaa El Din Zeidan, Chairman of the Unified Procurement Authority, thanked Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, for his efforts to advance the health system in Egypt, through cooperation with all bodies to work as one team for the sake of citizens’ health and meeting their needs. Medical and preventive supplies to counter the emerging corona virus.
Dr. Tamer Essam, head of the Egyptian Drug Authority, confirmed the authority’s readiness to meet all drug needs for protocols for treating the Coronavirus in anticipation of the start of the second wave, thanking Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, for working to overcome any challenges that may face them and solve them immediately, as he stressed Do their utmost to provide all the medications that patients may need under these circumstances.
During the meeting, Dr. Ahmed El-Ezaby, President of the Chamber of Medicine Industry, stressed the necessity to take all necessary legislative and monitoring measures to address the phenomenon of drug circulation through electronic applications, as these applications represent great harm to the public health of citizens. He thanked Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, for the continuous cooperation to overcome any Punishments.