CAIRO: For the first time, Egypt has allocated a number of cellblocks for the prisoners with special needs in three prisons, according to Ministry statement Wednesday.
The three prisons are Wadi al-Naton in Beheira governorate, north of Cairo, Borg al-Arab in Alexandria, and another prison in Upper Egypt is being equipped with the special cellblock.
A total of 100 prisoners with special needs have already been transferred to the said cellblock Egypt.
According to Article 81 of the 2014 Constitution, people with dwarfism and disabilities are entitled to health, economic, social, cultural, recreational, sports and educational care as well as job opportunities.
During the inauguration of the eighth round of the National Special Olympics at the Air Force Stadium in Cairo, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced in December that four cities will be established for people with special needs near Qena, Ismailia, Alexandria and Cairo.
Cairo Governor Galal Saeed announced in August that the capital has allocated 12 new centers equipped with the “highest level of technology” in cooperation with the Ministry of Communication to serve people with special needs.