Prime Minister Mostafa Mabdouly has ordered the speedy completion of plans for Egypt to coexist with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The plan will be completed in coordination between the Ministers of Higher Education, Health and Population, and the Presidential Adviser for Health and Prevention. He stressed the need to include and enforce penalties for those who do not follow the government’s precautionary measures.
At a meeting held on Thursday in the presence of several ministers, Madbouly also followed up on available medical supplies and state efforts to confront the coronavirus.
Minister of Military Production Mohamed Al-Assar said that his ministry’s factories are currently intensifying production of face masks, to reach production rates of about 4.5 million masks per day by the end of May.
During the meeting, Minister of Health Hala Zayed reviewed the state’s plan to provide basic health services as part of the ongoing battle against the coronavirus crisis.
It includes six pivotal parts, and would include governance and crisis management by forming crisis rooms in each governorate, increasing outpatient clinics and reducing waiting times, and adding new mechanisms to provide medicines and supplies.
Zayed also said that they are looking into monitoring inventory through a new electronic system, as well as create awareness campaigns, and encourage access to information through call centres, and a mobile app.
The ministry is looking to create an electronic system linking units and cenrers at hospitals, issuing a remote consulting application, and offering telemedicine clinics.