As the government in Egypt continues to vaccinate its population against COVID-19, plans to allow private healthcare companies to sell vaccinations are underway.
During a meeting of the House of Representatives Complaints and Suggestions Committee on Monday, lawmakers agreed on the broad strokes of a regulatory framework for the inclusion of the private sector in the national vaccination effort, including standardized pricing.
The proposal appears to build on a policy proposal floated in the winter for the government to provide free vaccine shots only for those unable to afford to pay. The proposal is intended to help the government speed up the vaccination rate in tandem with the Health Ministry’s program, and let those with the means to do so choose their preferred vaccine.
To know more, read the full news article originally published in Mada Masr here.
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