Egyptian authorities say they are working to combat the rising popularity of online pharmacies in the city.
The decree to allow pharmacies to accept credit cards was signed by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Thursday.
However, pharmacies are still not allowed to accept cash, or even cash-like payments.
According to local media, the decree also allows pharmacies to pay for prescriptions with credit cards, which can then be used to buy food, medicines and other items.
The Egyptian Health Ministry says the move is aimed at helping Egypt’s health system recover from a wave of shortages and shortages in the health sector, which is estimated to be costing the country $1.3 billion.
According to the ministry, pharmacies have been operating in Cairo since the early 2000s.
In addition to the health ministry, the president has signed a decree that allows pharmacists to operate pharmacies without a license and is also allowing pharmacies to receive cash payments.
“It is necessary to have access to all medicines and supplies without the need for an appointment,” said the decree, which was approved by Egypt’s Constitutional Court on Thursday, according to the Egyptian news agency MENA.
“It will allow us to increase our access to medicines and to give patients a better quality of life.”
The decree allows pharmacist to accept debit cards for their patients, with the card being deposited at a pharmacy without any form of payment, the ministry said.
The health ministry also said pharmacies could receive payments from the government for their operations, with no restrictions.
However the government also wants pharmacies to be able to accept payments through credit cards.
The decree also says pharmacies can pay for their medicines and provide them free of charge, but it does not specify the maximum amount that can be paid.
A number of local media outlets reported that pharmacies were charging customers for the prescriptions, but that the government had not said when it would stop this practice.
“If you want to buy a medicine for your child, you have to give it to them, but you don’t have to pay them,” a pharmacy owner told MENA, referring to the government’s plans to allow pharmacists who were not licensed to accept payment from the public.
“You can’t charge the price you want for the medicine, you must give it free of cost.
If you have no money, then you can’t pay the price.”
The move is part of an effort to address the rising demand for drugs in the country, according a statement by the ministry.
In recent months, more than 300 people have died and thousands of others have been infected with the coronavirus, according the statement.
The Ministry of Health and the Egyptian National Council of Medicine have pledged to step up their efforts to combat health shortages in Cairo and elsewhere.