Acting Minister of Health: Issuing a decision to assign the batch of pharmacists 2020 within weeks

The Health Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, headed by Dr. Ashraf Hatem, discussed 14 briefing requests submitted by parliament members regarding the assignment of pharmacists, in the presence of Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and acting Minister of Health.

Dr. Ashraf Hatem, Chairman of the Health Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives, said that the assignment law must be amended, so that the degree of assignment becomes a qualification level and not a back door to appointment in the government.

Hatem continued: “Every year or six months, the same problem and the sessions want solutions. The committee considers that the assignment be transferred to an educational training degree.”

For his part, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the acting Minister of Health, said: “We started a previous hearing in this file with the Health Committee, and the assignment of some specialties must be according to need. “.

The minister continued: “We are committed to distributing justice, and studying the needs. We put together a future plan to be aware of people’s needs, for example, after 4 years, as they are assigned and to arrange payments.”

The minister indicated that the assignment of the batches of 2017, 2018, 2019, has been completed. He continued: “The graduates of 18/19 have been assigned 27 thousand in stages, we have assigned 17 thousand of them to the directorates of health affairs, and the vast majority of amendments and grievances are accommodated.”

And he added, “The 2020 batch is 20,000 ready with a list of needs for the 2020 batch, and in the coming weeks, a decision will be issued to assign according to the need, and it includes about 90%.” Through the governorates, so that no one demands the transfer after the assignment.”

Abdul Ghaffar indicated that the activation of the assignment according to the need can be implemented gradually, with the assignment being 50%, then 40%, and so on, until reaching the assignment according to the actual need. Education and Employment.

In turn, Dr. Ashraf Hatem, Chairman of the Health Affairs Committee, said: “The issue of assignment, we must look at it in a new way, especially in light of the presence of the Egyptian Health Council, and we need the Council of Ministers, to train graduates to obtain a certificate to practice the profession, and its name is community service instead. Assignment and from 3 to 5 years.

The head of the Health Committee asked the person in charge of the Ministry of Health to start work on a new draft law on assignment, and stressed that he supports the development of a plan to convert the assignment decision into training, from which the graduate will obtain a professional certificate whose name is community service and not assignment.

The minister said: We want future plans and not retroactively or current, as everyone knows that the coming period will be the assignment according to the need, not the whole batch, and the assignment will be according to the needs of each governorate, and the assignment here is according to the request, so that the assignment is known to be in such a governorate, Thus, no one will ask for his assignment to be transferred.



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