Healthcare In Egypt

It is important to be aware of the general heath care situation of the country in which you plan to invest. Below is a general overview of what to expect in Egypt.

All types of medical care are available in Egypt and healthcare in Egypt generally enjoys a good reputation. Modern hospitals and clinics are commonplace throughout the country, particularly in Cairo, and these can either be state run or privately owned hospitals.

Many doctors in Egypt are Western-trained and speak English. They generally have a high standard of medical knowledge. In fact students from many Arab countries and Africa come to study medicine at universities in Egypt. Medical facilities in Cairo, Alexandria, and Sharm El Sheikh are considered to be perfectly adequate for routine problems, but emergency services can sometimes be limited.

For an ambulance in Egypt, phone 123.

We strongly advise anyone thinking of investing in property in Egypt to take out adequate private medical insurance for your stay in Egypt. Most doctors and hospitals will expect payment in cash, regardless of whether you have travel health insurance, so make sure you arrive with cash on you. Serious medical problems will require air evacuation to a country with more state-of-the-art medical facilities.

The Minister of Health recently announced that the Egyptian government plans to establish 50 new state hospitals in Egypt, using both local and foreign private sector financing. This project is scheduled for completion prior to the implementation of the new public health insurance scheme in 2010.

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