EGP 75M Allocated by Ministry of Social Solidarity to 57357 Hospital
In light of the children’s cancer hospital 57357’s recent 85% drop in donations, Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity allocated EGP 75 million to support the hospital.
After reports of a 85% drop in donations to 57357, the largest cancer hospital in Egypt, the Ministry of Social Solidarity has signed an EGP 75 million protocol to support the hospital through its financial crisis. Powered entirely by donations, the hospital is famous for offering free treatment to children across Egypt.
However, due to the decline in donations over the past six months, the hospital’s Tanta branch closed down and transferred its patients to Tanta University Hospital. Furthermore, the institution’s headquarters in Sayeda Zeinab in Cairo reduced the age of patients who were eligible for returning check-ups from 25 to 22 years old.
The Minister of Social Solidarity, H.E. Nevine Qabbag, signalled her support for the hospital, and her hopes that it will soon regain its position as a leading hub for cancer treatment and research in the country.