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Hall of Egyptian children's cancer hospital named after late Saudi king

Ahram Online , Friday 5 Jun 2015
Egypt's cancer hospital (Photo: the hospital's official Facebook page)
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An entrance hall in Egypt's only dedicated children's cancer hospital has been named after the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, Cairo's governor said.

According to Egypt's state-news agency MENA, Mostafa Said said the main entrance hall of 57357 hospital – known by the telephone hotline used for donations – was named after the monarch "for honour and out of loyalty to the late king who was a symbol of the courage of the Arab leaders in the region".

Said was speaking during a ceremony to inaugurate the newly named entrance hall and a number of expansions including a new building with a 300-bed capacity, as well as three nursing schools. He was joined by the Saudi ambassador to Egypt, Ahmed Qatan.

The Saudi embassy has donated $250,000 pounds to the hospital.

Abdullah died in January; his brother Salman bin Abdulaziz was named as his successor.


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