Doctors Strike Committee Demand ban on Government Officials using Private Hospitals

“In response to a speech máde by military chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi urging doctors to ‘give without waiting for return’, a committee responsible for organizing ongoing doctors’ strikes demanded that public officials be forced to seek medical care only in Egyptian public hospitals.

The statement by the committee, released on Friday, demanded that state officials be banned from travelling abroad for medical treatment, and that military hospitals be opened to the public for free. It also called for the salaries and bonuses of highly ranked officials in the health ministry to be made public.”


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Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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