The Ministry of Health and Population indicated in a press statement Tuesday that dentistry clinics had been recently introduced in 12 public hospitals to offer their services almost free of charge.
Those are in the governorates of Kafr El Sheikh, Daqahliyah, Cairo, Giza, Qalyoubiyah, Sharqia, and Alexandria. The ministry added that dentistry services had been provided through those clinics to 5,053,868 citizens in the first half of 2022, and through mobile medical clinics to 1,644 patients.
The Ministry of Health and Population announced in July that the total number of visits held by women to family planning units reached 11,370,287; including visits made by 1,166,735 women who sought the service for the first time.
With regard to the number of birth control items disbursed, it recorded 14,228,298 of various types. Also, birth control services were provided to 615,545 women in the first half of 2022 through mobile clinics and medical caravans.
The women turned up to 771 birth caravans, and held a total of 13,745 visits to mobile clinics. The ministry noted that 185,942 of those women are first-timers in seeking such free-of-charge birth control services.
As for the number of women who hit family planning clinics affiliated to civil society and actually acquired birth control items, it amounted to 98,729. The number of those clinics is 484.
That is in addition to carrying out 8,638,730 home visits by 490,705 female rural community leaders to raise women awareness on family planning. Further, 151,360 lectures on reproductive health were held at community clubs.
Source: Egypt Today Magazine