CAIRO: A total of 741 unlicensed medical facilities have been closed in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Minya in 2015, Undersecretary Health Ministry Nasif el-Hefnawy told Youm7 Friday.
The closures are part of inspection campaigns launched by the ministry against facilities violating medical conditions.
Similar crackdowns have taken place in other governorates. Some 314 medical facilities have been closed in 2015 in Dakahlia governorate for operating without a license.
On Friday, a total of 228 medical facilities have been closed in Beheira governorate in the Delta due to license issues or not conforming to safety standards.
On the other hand, Hefnawy said that the ministry has approved licenses for some 368 private medical facilities; developed four private hospitals; built 24 specialized medical centers, 210 clinics, two medical, 102 laboratories, 5 x-ray centers, nine nurseries, three dialysis centers, a central for heart catheterization and two centers for microscopic injection.