Professor Gaber Nassar, President of Cairo University, has reviewed an important report on the performance of National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, in 2014 year. The report includes numbers and statistics concerning the patients frequented outpatient clinics of the institute and the institute’s branch at Al Tagamoa El Awal, as well as the surgical operations conducted for patients at National Cancer Institute during 2014, and the numbers of the patients of interior sections during the last three months of the same year.
The report reviewed by Professor Alaa Haddad, Dean of National Cancer Institute, has illustrated that the numbers of the patients frequented outpatient clinics and its various sections during 2014 have reached 244, 854 patients with an average of more than twenty thousand patients per month. During 2014 year, the surgical clinic received 73, 305 patients, the internal clinic received 76, 959 patients, the pediatric clinic received 30, 492 patients, the dental clinic received 2610 patients, the pain clinic received 23, 909 patients, the cobalt clinic received 29000 patients, and the evening clinic received 8879. The numbers of the patients frequented the clinics of the institute’s branch at Al Tagamoa El Awal have reached 38, 315 during the same year.
The report has shown that the total number of the surgical oncology operations conducted at the institute during 2014 year have reached 3427 varied surgical operations with an average of 285 surgeries per month. The report of the performance of National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, has illustrated that the number of the patients of interior sections of the institute’s hospital during the last three months of 2014 year has reached 3310 patients in surgical, pediatric, and internal medicine sections.
Nassar has confirmed that the National Cancer Institute seeks achieving leadership at the regional level concerning entrapping cancer in fields of therapy, research, training and education according to the latest scientific findings in this field. He pointed out that the institute offers complete free therapy for about 85% of the patients and treats about 15% with affordable prices most of which stem from health insurance or treatment decisions at the state’s expense barely cover the treatment’s cost. Nassar has said that National Cancer Institute depends in the services it offers to oncology patients in Egypt on the state budget and donations as well as international cooperation.
Haddad has said that the institute’s professors conduct advanced researches related to cancer prevention in cooperation with similar research and oncology centers in the world, pointing out that the institute receives new cases annually. He added that there is still hope in establishing the New National Cancer Institute to which the university allocated 34 acres of its land at Sheikh Zayed City for meeting the institute’s needs and completing many therapeutic and research services, as the planned project is a an integrated city for oncology research and treatment. Cairo University has contracted with one of the global companies for managing the project. The designs are finished and the project is scheduled to be implemented in three phases through donations and international cooperation.
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