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Madbouly inspects COVID-19 preventive measures at under construction projects

Kafr Shukr Central Hospital to open in July with 200,000 patient capacity

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has inspected several projects currently being implemented in Qaliubiya to ensure that the preventive measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak are being applied.

He praised the commitment of all site employees in applying the preventive measures, and asserted the urgent need to finish the hospital to provide the necessary healthcare services to citizens.

Madbouly also inspected construction works underway at Kafr Shukr’s major water plant with Minister of Housing, Assem El-Gazzar. During the inspection, El-Gazzar outlined that the plant’s capacity can reach up to 45,000 cbm/day, at an estimated cost of EGP 220m.

It is anticipated that the station will be completed in 2021 and serve about 225,000 people. Madbouly stressed that service projects, especially infrastructure projects, are very important, and the work on these projects should not be delayed.

Madbouly also inspected one of the ready-made garments factories, which is currently manufacturing medical clothing and masks due the increased demand brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The factory is manufacturing 2,000 items of clothing per day, in addition to masks. Madbouly expressed his appreciation for the factory’s efforts, quality of products, and initiative to manufacture medical clothing and masks to counter the pandemic.

Madbouly also undertook an inspection tour at Cairo Airport to check on the implementation of a number of new precautionary measures.

A total of 98% of the Kafr Shukr Central Hospital in Qaliubiya governorate, at an estimated cost of EGP 212.8m has been completed, according to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly

The work on the hospital, which has the capacity for 200,000 patients, is expected to be completed by the end of June.

The hospital will have 106 beds, in addition to 14 intensive care unit beds, 28 emergency beds, and a total of 41 beds equipped with dialysis machines.

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