Minister of Solidarity appoints committee to case of raped child
Minister of Solidarity Ghada Waly - YOUM7/Dina Romeiah

CAIRO: Minister of Solidarity Ghada Waly formed a committee Tuesday to follow up on the case of a four-year-old child named Mayada who was raped by her mother’s boyfriend, Youm7 reported.

The Ministry of Solidarity committee coordinated with the Ministry of Higher Education to follow up on the case of the child during her stay at a hospital in Ismailia. The committee coordinated with the Ministry of Health and the Port Said governor to offer the girl and her brother full care, Youm7 reported.

Presidential Advisor for Women’s Affairs Sakina Fouad told ONtv that the presidency has recommended establishing child protection and care committees in all governorates so that children would not be exposed to such crimes.

Port Said Governor Samah Qandil announced on Monday he would interfere personally to resolve Mayada’s situation, Shorouq reported.

Qandil visited Mayada on Monday in the Port Said hospital after he ordered her to be transferred there from the Ismailia hospital, Vetogate reported. 

Doctors told Qandil that Mayada was stable but was suffering from a psychological condition, Vetogate reported. Her hymen was torn and no one from her family visited her when she was in Ismailia, Vetogate reported.

Qandil said he would pay for her hospital expenses.

Additional reporting by Medhat Wahba, Rofaida Awadeen and Hager Hossam.

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