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How sick is Mubarak? Health Ministery doesn't know

Egypt's deputy minister of health says his ministry has no proof that ‎ousted president Hosni Mubarak is suffering from cancer as alleged by his lawyer

Ahram Online, Saturday 25 Jun 2011
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Abdel Hamid Abaza, deputy minister of health, has said that his ministry has no proof that ‎ousted president Hosni Mubarak is suffering from cancer. ‎
    
Mubarak, who has been formally charged of ordering the killing of peaceful protesters during ‎the January 25 Revolution and of abusing his unfettered political power to accumulate ‎illicit wealth, is currently held in police custody at Sharm El-‎Sheikh International Hospital. ‎

A medical committee consisting of six doctors, including four cardiologists, ‎previously said the 83-year-old mustn’t be moved from Sharm El-Sheikh due to ‎multiple health problems as well as severe depression, amid calls to transfer him to Tora ‎Prison along with a multitude of former regime figures.‎

Farid El-Deeb, Mubarak's lawyer, had claimed last week that the ousted president is suffering from cancer at an advanced stage, caliming as well that the Health Ministry's medical committee had confrimed this in a report.  For its part, the MOH neither confirmed nor denied El-Deeb's claims. In its latest statement, however, the ministry also said it had ‎no details regarding the operation Mubarak underwent in Germany in March 2010.‎ At the time it was announced that Mubarak had gallbladder surgery, while others ‎speculated that it was a bowel cancer operation.‎

‎“This operation remains mysterious up to now,” Abaza said Saturday. “The ‎committee sent by the prosecutor general and led by Osama Soliman might have found out ‎that he has cancer, but we cannot confirm that. The ministry has not been told ‎anything in this regard.”‎

Mubarak will soon be examined by the same German doctor who operated on him last year.‎

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