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Op-ed review: Questioning ministries’ decisions, performances

Writers directed much of their critical opinions to the different ministries, especially the new health minister who recently issued a decision imposing the national anthem to be played on a daily basis inside hospitals, along with the doctor’s oath. In the privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper, Yasser Abdulaziz compared the decision to a sarcastic Arabic …

Amira El-Fekki

1.5m treated for hepatitis C by end of 2017

Health Minister Ahmed Emad El-Din said that Egypt treated 1.5 million citizens infected with hepatitis C by the end of 2017. This came during his speech at the inauguration of a number of development projects in Menoufiya in the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. “During 14 months, we completed check-ups for 5 million …

Nihal Samir

Doctors demand resignation of health minister

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Tens of doctors organized a march Sunday from the Doctors’ Syndicate to the Ministry of Health demanding the resignation of Minister Ashraf Hatem as well as “corrupt” ministry officials. Doctors said they will resume their strike since their demands were not met, setting an initial date of May 31. “The government [reneged] …


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