Egyptian doctors are currently entitled to only EGP 19 allowance if they are infected during work, despite the emerging deadly dangers they face in their jobs. “We call for increasing the infection allowance to EGP 1,000 per month instead of the current EGP 19.”
The Doctors’ Syndicate will hold a demonstration in front of the State Council. The verdict is set to be announced in a case filed by the syndicate last year to increase the amount of infection compensation to EGP 1,000.
In November 2015, the Administrative Court ruled in favour of the syndicate; however, the verdict was not implemented and was appealed by the government.
Mona Mina, a member of the syndicate’s board, said that they will continue following and communicating with all official bodies to increase the allowance of infection for doctors.
Last May, the syndicate submitted a draft amendment to Law 14 regulating the affairs of members of medical professions to raise the value of the infection allowance.