Baghdad - conscious - Nassar al-Hajj
Today, Thursday, the Parliamentary Health Committee recommended the legislation of the health insurance law, while it submitted a proposal regarding private hospitals .
Deputy Chairman of the Committee, Majid Shankali, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the hemorrhagic fever disease is now under control, after the measures taken by the teams of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture, especially the Veterinary Department," noting that "the most infected cases are sheep and livestock breeders." The disease has not spread widely among the citizens.
And regarding cholera, he stressed that "the disease is under control, after the availability of treatment, prevention and spreading health awareness, which is not to deal with vegetables and drinking water only after they are cleaned well and sterilized," noting that "the source of cholera infection has been identified, and it is from some wells and stale water that is used to treat cholera." It has irrigation of crops and areas.
He pointed out that "what the Ministry of Health, in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture, has done is a great effort to control cholera."
Regarding health projects, Shankali stated, "There are many lagging projects that include health centers that were supposed to resume work through the federal budget or the development of regions and their introduction to work, which can contribute significantly to the provision of treatment and health services to the citizen."
He pointed out that "the health reality in Iraq needs sufficient legislation, such as the legislation of the health insurance law, as there are countries that have made strides in this field, such as Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and the Gulf countries," stressing the need for "there to be realistic legislation to advance the health system in Iraq, the most important of which is a chapter The private sector is different from the public, because we notice that there are private hospitals that have become parasitic and subsist on the government sector.”
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