Egypt’s local digest Oct. 12: Egypt suffers shortage in medicines of blood products due to dollar crisis
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Egypt suffers shortage in medicines of blood products due to dollar crisis

Egyptian companies of blood products suffer a shortage in medicines needed for blood transfusion and production, National Blood Transfusion Center chairperson Hala Adly told Youm7 on Tuesday.

She added that all Egyptian companies need a total f $90 million annually to buy the required medicines; however, there is a shortage due to dollar crisis Egypt witnesses.

She continued that the Central Bank of Egypt has been notified about the required amount of money to import the medicine. The CBE struggles to provide hard currency to other banks, so the importers find no dollar liquidity required to buy their raw materials.


Minister of Tourism participates in TTG Incontri Expo in Italy

Tourism Minister Yehia Rashad left the Cairo International Airport on Wednesday, heading to Italy to participate in TTG Incontri exhibition (an international tourism marketplace), which will kick off on Thursday and last for three days.


Suez’s Ataka power plant to re-operate after 5-year hiatus

After being developed and maintained, Suez’s Ataka power plant will re-operate with a capacity of 400 megawatt following a 5-year-hiatus, said Egyptian Electricity Holding Co. chairperson deputy Mahmoud al-Naqib told Youm7 on Wednesday.


3,000 schools suffer shortage in books

A total of 3,000 schools of the three educational levels suffer shortage in books, Youm7 reported on Wednesday, adding that Minister of Education El Hilali al-Sherbini had stated on Sept. 27 that the ministry has published only 91 percent of all educational books. Egypt has a total of 60,000 schools nationwide.


Over-weight patient calls for help to have treatment abroad

A family of a 36-year-old woman calls for help form President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to receive a medical treatment for the woman abroad as she suffers over-weight (500 kilograms) due to hormonal disorder, The woman’s sister Shimaa told On Egypt’s Air talk show on Tuesday evening.


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