Red Sea Governor Maj. Gen. Ahmed Abdullah plans to connect the governorate’s ambulance service to hospitals via the internet, to improve the quality of health services.
Governor Abdullah discussed the plan with Health Ministry officials on Thursday, a statement for the governor said. Abdullah, Deputy Health Minster Mamdouh Weshahi and head of Egypt Ambulance Authority Hossam Gameel discussed the plan and the expected improvements.
The plan would help ambulances to know which hospitals have vacant places to receive patients.
The governor added that authorities will work on renovating old hospital buildings in Safaga City and raise doctors’ monthly wages.
Egyptians have always complained of the deteriorating service provided in the health sector, as government-owned hospitals are the only choice available to low-income groups who constitute the majority of Egypt’s population.
The World Health Organization says that these hospitals are, however, hampered by the huge demand and the government’s failure to keep up with escalating costs, financial shortages, inefficient use of available resources, and ineffective management. This has led to a lack of public confidence with people turning to the private sector.
Translated from Youm7.