Minister of Health: The Security Law awaits the budget
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The Minister of Health, Dr. Saleh Al-Hasnawi, said that the implementation of the health insurance law depends on approving the budget, and announced that new hospitals will soon be introduced to the service, solving problems that impede the completion of residual ones, and moving towards activating the local pharmaceutical industry in cooperation with the private sector.
Al-Hasnawi explained, in a press conference attended by "Al-Sabah", that the most important files in the ministerial curriculum related to health affairs are five, including the implementation of the health insurance law, the completion of the establishment of lagging hospitals, the operation of part of modern hospitals in partnership with the private sector by foreign companies, and the strengthening of the work of cancer treatment centers. And heart disease and kidney dialysis, as well as interest in primary and secondary health care.
He added that the ministry needs legislation and allocations within the budget to implement the health insurance law, and it has issued instructions to implement it for the first phase, complete the electronic linking of the project and invite companies after approving the exceptions from the Council of Ministers to sign the contract with them after approving the budget. Al-Hasnawi indicated that the two new Basra hospitals are near completion. And Al-Sayyab, while preparing to open Maysan Hospital at the beginning of next July, in addition to rehabilitating Al-Kadhimiya, Al-Kindi and Ibn Al-Baladi hospitals. With the engineering effort of the Prime Ministry to rehabilitate the Central Child Hospital, as well as the reconstruction of a number of hospitals in the governorates during the current year.
The Minister of Health stated that the Canal Center for Addiction Treatment was opened, and two other dialysis projects, one in Baghdad and the other in Kirkuk, with the opening of the drug control laboratory in Basra, the emergency surgical ward in Baghdad Teaching Hospital, and the opening of 12 popular clinics during the past three months and a burn center in Anbar. In addition to cooperating with the Ministry of Industry to complete the project to localize the pharmaceutical industry by providing facilities for manufacturers of medicines, supplies and medical devices. And he added that the ministry has concluded contracts with private and government factories worth 132 billion dinars to supply medicines, and currently there is a committee to study bids in the General Company for Medicines, which is working on studying 130 contracts for national factories.
Edited by: Ali Mouafaq
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