Doctor movement refuses new health min. as ‘figure of the same old policies’
Health Minister Adel al-Adawy - YOUM7/Sami Waheeb

 CAIRO: The “Doctors without Rights” movement objected Friday the appointment of Adel al-Adawy as new health minister, since he served as deputy minister in the previous ministry, which according to the movement shows a lack of willingness to produce change.

According to a press statement issued by the movement, Adawy was in charge of the curative medicine department at the ministry since March, “and we have not seen any improvement in provided health services.”

Furthermore, Doctors without Rights criticized Adawy for opposing the doctors’ strikes organized by the Medical Syndicate against the ministry, in which they demanded reforms of the healthcare system, saying that Adawy was one of the officials who signed a letter demanding any doctor on strike to undergo investigations by the General Prosecution.

The movement concluded that governmental shuffle does not represent any real change, stating that it is simply a change in faces of one same regime, which will adopt the same old policies.

On Feb. 26, the new Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab announced the nominees for the new government he is forming.

Originally published in Youm7.

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