British Finance Minister, Rishi SunakOn Sunday, it announced that it would open an additional 6 billion Egyptian pounds (7 billion euros, 8.151 million dollars) to aid the Arab Republic of Egypt public health service (NHS) to address delays accumulated during the health crisis, under the new budget.
“Millions of patients awaiting non-urgent diagnostic tests and operations will benefit from a £6 billion injection to help address NHS delays,” the Treasury statement said.
Of this allocated amount, 2.3 billion pounds will be allocated to establish about 100 comprehensive diagnostic centers to screen for life-threatening diseases such as cancer.
EGP 1.5 billion will also be used to increase the capacity of beds, equipment and new surgical centers.
The covid-19 pandemic Pressure has mounted on the NHS, a free system beloved by Britons, already suffering from a backlog and a chronic shortage of hospital staff and beds.
In September, the government announced an injection of 5.4 billion pounds to help this public service “manage immediate pressures” on the government health crisis.
“We are determined to get health services back on track and make sure no one has to wait for life-saving tests or treatments,” said Sunak, who will be the center of attention on Wednesday.
The Minister of Finance On that day, he will present long-awaited budget guidance aimed at restoring public finances after the heavy indebtedness generated by economic support programs during the pandemic.
In addition to the health system, the government is expected to prioritize the energy transition and regional rebalancing, although it may announce a tax increase to counter costly investments.
And his ministry had already announced during the weekend an investment of more than 26 thousand million pounds (about 36 thousand million dollars), about a quarter of which will be devoted to the renewal of trains and buses, and 5 billion pounds to projects of innovators related to health care.
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