‘Centres allegedly involved In medical malpractices in Egypt closed’

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By Tunde Johnson, Abuja

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt has disclosed that all medical centres allegedly involved in medical malpractices in the country were closed long time ago and their personnel have been prosecuted.

Reacting to a report by the Federal Ministry of Health that Nigerians travelling outside the country for medical attention should be careful due to the rising cases of illegal organ harvesting by some hospitals,  Ahmed Maher,  Head of the Press and Information office, Embassy of Arab Republic of Egypt, Abuja, in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday , said that the Egyptians medical authorities and health care practitioners’ adhere to best international accreditation procedures and practices.

Maher said that according to information gathered, no Nigerian national was ever involved with those centers nor filed any complaint against any of them.

He noted that in line with transparent, professional and constructive approach the Egyptian side has maintained, a list of the Egyptian certified medical centers and hospitals licensed to perform the kidney transplant operations.

The statement reads in part: ” The centres allegedly involved in medical malpractices have been closed since a long time and their personnel have been prosecuted, which is an evidence of strict medical oversight.

‘’The Egyptians medical authorities and health care adhere to the best international accreditation procedures and practices. It is a fact well-known by Nigerian health officials in which thousands of Nigerians and other brotherly peoples put their trust for many generations.

‘’In line with transparent, professional and constructive approach the Egyptian side has maintained, a list of the Egyptian certified medical centres and hospitals licensed to perform the Kidney transplant operations has been submitted to the Nigerian relevant authorities.’’

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