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Egypt’s new health minister pays a visit to Tahrir
Dr. Amr Helmy told Tahrir protestors that all costs for injuries sustained during the revolution have been paid for by Egypt's health ministry
Ahram Online , Monday 18 Jul 2011
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Dr. Amr Helmy, Egypt’s newest health minister, appointed as part of the latest cabinet reshuffle, took the stage at Tahrir Square to address the protesters directly. Helmy began by denying claims of designating a portion of the ministry’s budget (LE90,000 as alleged) to spend on the medical treatment of former president Hosni Mubarak.

Another claim the new minister denied was that protestors injured during the revolution had paid for medical treatment at “their own expense,” declaring that the ministry has compensated injured persons for all medical costs. Helmy expressed his hope that one day no Egyptian citizen would have to pay for their own medical treatment.

The visit to Tahrir Square was the newly appointed health minister’s his first public appearance since the cabinet announcement. The new minister has also asked to meet those protestors on hunger strikes in the square.



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Dr. Aref Elseweifi, Consultant of Urology, Berlin,
05-08-2012 06:19pm
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free medical services
I am totally surprised for the claim that Egyptiens will have free medical service in the future. This can never happen and it has failed in all systems world-wide. One has to ask for the strategy and new plan of the new minister to see if soem thing will really change for the poor Egyptian doctors and the poorer Egyptian patients.
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Menes Riad
03-08-2011 01:21am
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The real hope for Egypt end the Egyptians
Just by pure luckI read your comments regarding the protestors in Midan El Tahrir.GREAT GREAT hope for Egypt and the Egyptians no questions about it Ya Amr.Allah yehafez aleik.Mabrouk May God be with you and give U the strengh.Courage/in UNITY
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siham Abdulrehim
20-07-2011 08:53pm
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cogratulation
Alf Alf Mabrooooook
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