HTH sources in Egypt indicate that private hospitals in Cairo and Alexandria remain open and comparatively well-supplied at the moment.  Many of them are focusing on emergency cases and inpatient care, so routine scheduled outpatient care may not currently be available.

Public hospitals are likely to be operating beyond normal capacity during times of crisis, as the ongoing demonstrations have left over 100 dead and scores of others injured and requiring medical attention.

Response services for emergency situations is poor, especially in Cairo and Alexandria, as well as other major cities where ambulances are subject to significant traffic congestion. The current situation has resulted in reduced traffic on the roads, but response times will, however, be affected by the increase in demand, especially during periods of intense rioting.

Most private physicians in Cairo and Alexandria have closed their practices today, although many are still seeing emergency patients with limited hours at private hospitals.

Starting today, the U.S. Department of State is assisting U.S. citizens in coordinating “transportation to safehaven locations in Europe” on a reimbursement basis. According to the U.S. Government, “priority will be given to persons with medical emergencies or severe medical conditions.”  Interested U.S. Citizens should contact the U.S. Department of State by calling +1.202.501.4444 and be prepared with their name, age, place of birth, U.S. passport number and any special medical needs.

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About The Author

Laura Hilton serves as head of International Provider Network Development. Laura oversees all HTH international medical assistance operations and leads development of HTH’s international provider community and online databases from her office in London. Laura joined HTH in 2000 in the role of international provider recruitment and relations. She has extensive experience in emergency assistance operations and has developed medical evacuation plans for over 500 corporations. Fluent in five languages, she has traveled throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the former Soviet Union to evaluate international medical facilities and design healthcare solutions for travelers and business expatriates. Laura is a graduate of Yale University with a B.A.

1 Comment

  1. Hello sir,
    Thank you for your nice posting.Most private physicians in Cairo and Alexandria have closed their practices today, although many are still seeing emergency patients with limited hours at private hospitals.
    Thank

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