CAIRO: A wild cat received Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab Saturday during his sudden visit to a Giza -based medical institute specialized in treating bilharzias, Youm7 reported.
“This is absurd,” said Mahlab as he saw the cat walking in one of the corridors of the Theodor Bilharz Research Institute.
Mahlab, who voiced his anger over the “deteriorated” status of the institute, sacked its director and instructed Health Minster Adel al-Adawy to restructure it.
The institute was founded in 2011 and consists of 19 research units, 1607 workers. Since it was established, it conducted more than 583 research papers for fighting bilharzias.
According to official records, more than 18 million Egyptians are Bilharzias patients.