PM follows up progress in “500500 Hospital” project

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli on Thursday held a meeting to follow up the progress in a project to establish the new National Cancer Institute, known as (500500 Hospital).

During the meeting, attended by Health Minister Hala Zayed, Cairo University President Mohamed Elkhosht, the premier hailed the new institute as one of key projects that aims to enhance the level of health services to oncology patients.

The prime minister added that an expanded meeting will be held with board of trustees to review the project’s funding position, reiterating the necessity of continuing cooperation between the health ministry and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to allocate prefabricated buildings provided by the ministry for curing tumors.

For her part, the health minister pointed to ongoing cooperation with the National Cancer Institute to provide health services for oncology patients, saying the health ministry is working with the NCI to resolve the problem of waiting lists.

500 500 Hospital is the new extension of the National Cancer Institute, which is the oldest and largest oncology research and treatment institution in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East. The new hospital will be the largest cancer hospital in the world.

The hospital will be built upon 35-acres in Sheikh Zayed City, Giza. It will include a fully integrated hospital building to treat all types of tumors, an academic building, an advanced cancer research center, a training/conference center, and a training institute for oncology nursing.

These buildings will be built at a total cost of 1 billion US dollars.

Source: State Information Service Egypt