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About 26 million citizens examined for hepatitis HCV virus: Minister

Friday 11/January/2019 - 05:46 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmad El-Assasy
Egypt’s Health Minister، Dr Hala Zayed announced on Wednesday that the about 25.5 million citizens were examined for hepatitis HCV virus within three months.

In a press conference، Zayed said that more than nine million people were tested during the second phase of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi initiative of "100 million healthy lives."

Noteworthy، Prime Minister، Mostafa Madbouli، has announced launching the second phase of the initiative.

The initiative aims at treating patients of C virus and noncommunicable diseases.

Madbouli said that، the Health Ministry will inspect more than 20 million citizens during the second phase.

Zayed has said that the HCV-infected patients’ average in Egypt is only 4.5%.

Egypt launched the initiative last October.

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