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Egypt's Sisi vows to hold accountable those responsible for Sharqiya dialysis deaths

The president's comments came as he inaugurated a military hospital in Menoufiya governorate, which will service locals and military personnel

Ahram Online , Wednesday 19 Sep 2018
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President Sisi inaugurates military hospital in Menoufiya, Minister of Health Hala Zayed (c) on 19 September 2018 (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi vowed on Wednesday to hold accountable those responsible for the death of three patients earlier this week during a dialysis session at a local hospital in the Nile Delta governorate of Sharqiya.

"Anyone proved to be responsible will be held accountable," El-Sisi said during a conference inaugurating a number of healthcare projects in Menoufiya governorate in the central Delta.

Three people, died and 13 others went into a coma on Saturday after receiving dialysis treatment at the Dirb Negm Hospital.

Minister of Health Hala Zayed said during the conference that 11 of those who fell into a coma have been treated while the two others are still receiving treatment at the hospital.

Prosecutors are currently investigating the matter.

Zayed said the ministry has formed an independent technical committee to identify the cause behind the deaths.

El-Sisi inaugurated today a military hospital in Menoufiya governorate, which will service locals and military personnel across the Nile Delta governorates.

The president also opened a number of other healthcare projects in several governorates via video conferencing, including in Damanhour in Beheira and Giza.

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Sisi inspects scale model of health project at event (Photo: Egyptian presidency)

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Sisi with senior government officials and army officers at the event (Photo: Egyptian presidency)

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