Egyptian entrepreneur Hatem Kandeel announced his attempt to set a new record for Egypt in the Guinness World Records by covering a distance of 150 km rowing the Nile River within 24 hours.
This will make him the first Egyptian to cross this distance as well.
Additionally, Kandeel aims to row an average of 50 km per day from Aswan to Damietta, covering a distance of 1,206 km in 30 days, from June 1, 2021, and ending on June 30.
This attempt comes in partnership with the General Authority for Healthcare Accreditation & Regulation (GAHAR) to raise awareness through what is planned to be one of the biggest awareness campaigns on health insurance systems.
The insurances will be gradually rolled out to beneficiaries throughout the country within ten years in the authority’s hospitals.
In parallel with the launch of the rowing challenge, the Health Care Authority will launch the most extensive registration campaign for citizens in the health insurance system Comprehensive in Luxor and Aswan.
Through it, every citizen will have an electronic medical file enjoying the highest quality levels of health care.
Moreover, the challenge aims to promote internal and external tourism in Egypt.
The challenge will highlight Egypt’s historical landmarks globally and raise and disseminate environmental awareness among all groups and segments of society to raise awareness of various environmental issues related to the Nile River and urge citizens to make optimal water use.
Engineer Hatem Kandeel, founder and CEO of DAF – Digital Access To Finances, commented:
The aim of trying to enter the Guinness Book is to highlight the importance of the digital transformation process that is currently taking place in the Egyptian health sector, especially the new comprehensive health insurance system, which includes achieving equality in access for all citizens.
The medical services must be of the highest quality without any obstacles facing them and overcoming all challenges to provide the information infrastructure necessary for the digital transformation of the new system.
For his part, Dr. Ahmed Al-Sobky, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Authority for Health Care, Assistant to the Minister of Health and Population, and General Supervisor of the Comprehensive Health Insurance Project, said:
The challenge that Engineer Hatem Kandeel will undertake aims to highlight the state in expanding universal health coverage through law and system.
Comprehensive health insurance guarantees health care of the highest international quality levels without discrimination, stressing that the authority is the state’s tool to provide service to Egyptians without discrimination, pointing to the political leadership’s support for the project as the cornerstone of health reform.
Dr. Ahmed El-Sobky added that the Public Authority for Health Care would be responsible for registering citizens in the comprehensive health insurance system. Electronic medical records will be created for them in the governorates of Aswan and Luxor.
Aswan and Luxor will be a transit point for the challenge that Engineer Hatem Kandil will undertake, noting that registering citizens in The system coincides with the conduct of comprehensive medical examinations for the beneficiary to ensure his health and to enable him to conduct free extensive medical tests.
It is worth noting that DAF – Digital Access To Finance is an Egyptian company that works to effectively promote the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors in line with modern technological capabilities. The company provides integrated digital solutions that combine financial technology, health technology, and insurance technology by providing a package of electronic services that facilitate access To a group of medical services designed together to meet the needs and requirements of the Egyptian market.
DAF also provides a comprehensive planning system for the control and management of medical units, in addition to a flexible system for managing medical records to meet all standards.