Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar responded to reports claiming that the mysterious disease outbreak in a village at Qena Governorate, Upper Egypt is the coronavirus.
The tragedy of a pregnant woman whose baby died after she was forced to give birth outside the doors of a public hospital because she could not afford a small admission fee has outraged people in Egypt, where one-third of the 104 million population lives below the poverty line.
Two people were killed and several others injured Tuesday in a train accident north of Cairo, Egypt’s health ministry said after the country’s latest rail tragedy.
Egyptian doctors are resigning en masse from the nation’s government-run health system, highlighting the growing discontent with chronically low salaries and underfunded hospitals.
The statistics revealed by the Egyptian Medical Syndicate regarding the resignations of 4,621 doctors over the past year due to low wages and poor working conditions have sparked widespread controversy in Egypt.
As many as 18 doctors have died in Egypt due to long working hours and exhaustion this year, the Egyptian Medical Syndicate has said.
An Egyptian court handed down two Egyptian female nurses and one man six months in prison over filming and leaking a video that showed the dead body of femicide victim Naira Ashraf at the morgue before the autopsy, local news outlet El-Watan reported on Sunday evening.
The main children’s cancer hospital in Tanta, a city in the Nile Delta nearly 100km north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, is set to close its doors for good.
Maryam Hussain is a doctor in the Coronavirus Diagnostic Department at Ain Shams General Hospital where she has spent five months trying to get the vaccine against the Coronavirus.
Some locally-made doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine used in door-knocking campaigns in Cairo have been expired for as long as two months, two doctors involved in the campaign told Mada Masr.