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Doctors Syndicate calls for protests Saturday at selected hospitals around Egypt

Policemen who allegedly attacked doctors earlier this year have yet to be referred to court

Ahram Online , Friday 18 Mar 2016
File Photo: Doctors staging silent protests in front of Damietta General hospital, Egypt, 20 February 2016 (Photo: Courtesy of Doctors Syndicate Facebook page)
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Egypt's Doctors Syndicate will organise protests in one large hospital in each governorate on Saturday, the syndicate has said, in protest to the lack of accountability for policemen who allegedly assaulted doctors earlier this year.

According to the syndicate's Friday statement, doctors will protest at 9am outside the selected hospital, without disrupting the work of the institution.

On 28 January, a number of policemen allegedly assaulted two doctors at Matariya Hospital in Cairo, after one of the doctors refused to document fake injuries in a medical report for one of the policemen.

Following the attack, a general assembly convened, with thousands of doctors flocking to the syndicate's Cairo headquarters to protest the attacks. 

They have agreed on a number of scheduled escalatory measures, including nationwide-strikes.

Friday's statement said the protests would take place as a reminer that "the attackers of doctors at Cairo’s Matariya Hospital have not been referred to court yet."

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