Some of the cases are former slum-dwellers, who were moved to alternative-housing neighborhoods.
Head of the Healthcare Committee at the House of Representatives Ashraf Hatem told Al Watan newspaper Saturday that Egypt has no shortage in medicinal drugs.
Egypt’s Public Security Sector, the General Department for Drug Control, along with the unlicensed Weapons and Ammunition, Department succeeded to eliminate several drug dealers.
The Egyptian Armed Forces announced Tuesday that the Border Guard Force, backed by information provided by the intelligence agencies, had recently thwarted several smuggling attempts of arms and drugs as well as illegal migration.
The Egyptian Armed Forces issued Sunday a statement displaying the outcomes of operations carried out by both the Border Guards Force and the police to foil attempts of drug trafficking.
According to a statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman on Monday, the border guards managed to seize two four-wheel drive vehicles without license plates that are used by the terrorist elements for operations of smuggling and infirtlation.
The Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse, headed by Minister of Social Solidarity Dr. Nevin Al-Kabbaj, launched Monday an anti-drug and smoking initiative on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.
Controlling the drug market system and addressing any attempts of fraud and manipulation through fake outlets or electronic applications are at the top of the dominating issues at the Health Affairs Committee at the Parliament.
Egyptian Public Prosecution has referred a pharmacist to the criminal court over selling unauthorized herbs and medicines on TV among other charges.
Employees who proven to be abusing drugs were used to be penalized, but after a law passed last year, any employee who tests positive to drugs will be terminated.
Egypt would start producing COVID-19 drug this month, stressing that these drugs, with adopting preventive measures and vaccines that represent the main and basic prevention in limiting the disease.
Askar added that awareness campaigns targeting 40,000 families in those neighborhoods took place.
The law by which public officers who use drugs shall be fired came into effect on Wednesday after six months of its announcement.
That is because a law was promulgated making screening for drug use among civil employees mandatory.
Nearly 6,000 recovered addicts were engaged in a vocational training program, announced the Egyptian Minister of Minister of Social Solidarity and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse Dr. Nevin Al-Qabbaj.
A delegation from the United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crime visited Cairo to transfer the Egyptian experience in treating and rehabilitating addicted patients to Iraq.
A 62-year old lady in Fayoum, who recently recovered from COVID-19, was diagnosed with the fungal infection.
The Lebanese Presidency announced Saturday seizing a huge shipment of hashish in the Port of Sidon Jieh before it was set to be smuggled into Egypt.
Subsidized drugs include insulin among others.
The Armed Forces Spokesperson Tamer al-Refai posted Sunday a press release showcasing the efforts of the Border Guards over the past month.