17 May 2013
Cooperation Protocol Serving Fayoum Disabled Persons

The Governor of Fayoum Mr Ahmed Ali Ahmed along with the adviser of ICT Minister for Community Services Dr Abeer Shakweer, on behalf of the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mr Atef Helmy, signed a joint cooperation protocol at Fayoum Governorate's headquarters between both parties to support two remote medical units serving people with disabilities in Fayoum.

This comes in the framework of implementing MCIT strategy that stipulates supporting, empowering and helping persons with disabilities to obtain facile community services using IT tools.
on top of which are health and treatment services.

Priority community services are health and treatment  services, which are on the government’s top agenda to provide citizens with access to decent treatment without having to bear the brunt of travel from their governorates to Cairo to receive a good medical service at the hands of top professors of medicine.

According to the articles of the accord, MCIT supports two remote treatment units and provide them with full internet access, as well as medical equipment and computers. This comes as part of MCIT project for remote treatment serving the disabled persons.

Fayoum was the first governorate selected as a pilot project to be generalized nationwide in the future.

The agreement is one in a number of accords MCIT has recently concluded with many bodies such as the National Council of Disability Affairs  and both ministries of Education and Higher Education in the field of supporting people with disabilities

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