According to an official statement on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Population carried out medical check-ups for Chadian citizens in the capital N’Djamena; within a presidential initiative to detect Hepatitis C among a million Africans and provide treatment for those who are infected.
Health Minister Hala Zayed said that the turnout for the “Long Live Egypt-Africa” clinic has been high since its inauguration in N’Djamena on Tuesday. The Egyptian medical team has been joined by a local one in order to deliver the service for citizens within an adequate duration.
The Egyptian Medical Team Leader Mohamed Hassany stated that the target is screening 10,000 Chadian citizens and treating 1,000 Hepatitis C patients. He revealed that until present 25 have been diagnosed as Hepatitis C patients and will start receiving treatments.
The health ministry clarified in a statement that the medical team and officials from the Chadian Ministry of Health will visit university hospitals in N’Djamena to discuss the standards needed to accredit the training centers at those hospitals. They will also identify the specialities that need more capacity-building in order to increase fellowship opportunities for Chadian doctors to train in those centers.
Both parties agreed to provide training for Chadian nurses in Egyptian public hospitals. Each month, 15 will be trained in the departments of intensive care, ER, dialysis, reproductive health, surgeries, and different internal departments.
Furthermore, there is a plan to re-open the Egyptian medical center that was built but stopped working in 2013. Its condition will first be evaluated to decide upon the restoration works needed.