CAIRO: Egypt’s Minister of Health Ahmed Emad al-Din Radi ordered Saturday to close a hospital in Alexandria over committing “serious irregularities,” according to a statement from the ministry.
The decision came upon a report issued by a committee tasked with inspecting Talaat Mostafa Hospital, after a video footage has circulated on social media showing that the hospital officials kicked out two brothers (15 and 14 years old) when their mother was unable to pay the medical treatment fees.
On Sunday, the ministry has transported the two brothers to Ras al-Tin Hospital to receive the medical care; one of the two brothers was suffering fractures and gastrointestinal bleeding after a motorbike accident.
The ministry’s first under-secretary Magdy Hegazy said in the statement that the committee has monitored that the closed hospital has no license for its laboratory, dentist’s clinic, and Physiotherapy. The hospital also has not enough medical staff for patients’ services, he continued.