Egypt –The waste of billions in health insurance is behind the aversion to hospitals
Thursday, 12 24 2015, Category: Health, Country: Egypt
Dr. Mona Mina, the secretary general of the Doctors’ Syndicate, said that the doctors of the health insurance suffer from very low salaries that do not live up to the minimum wages; noting that the average paid to a newly graduate doctor in public hospitals is 2000 pounds while his counterpart in health insurance hospitals earns only 1000 pounds. She also pointed out that the waste of billions in health insurance is causing the doctors’ aversion to health insurance hospitals. She added that a Law was issued on February 21, 2015 that includes taxes on cigarettes to be allocated for health insurance as per the recommendation of the Minister of Finance. The tax was actually collected and amounted to 8 billion pounds, 1.7 billion of which was supposed to go for health insurance, so she asked: "Where have these billions gone?"
Source: El Watan