Former Egyptian health minister Ahmed Emad El-Din passes away at 68

Ahram Online , Tuesday 6 Jun 2023

Ahmed Emad El-Din, former Egyptian minister of health and former dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, died of a heart attack late on Monday at the age of 68.

Ahmed Emad El-Din
Former Egyptian health minister Ahmed Emad El-Din


The funeral prayers will be held in the Police Mosque in New Cairo today after the afternoon prayer and condolences will be offered on Wednesday after the sunset prayer at New Cairo’s El-Moushir Tantawy Mosque.

In a statement today, the cabinet mourned the death of Emad El-Din, saying he was one of the most prominent officials who made great contributions to improve healthcare provided to citizens.

Emad El-Din also contributed to drawing up a plan to develop the government-owned hospitals during his tenure as health minister, the cabinet added.

“We have lost first and foremost one of the most special professors in the field of medical sciences and a colleague in the cabinet second,” Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said.

Madbouly hailed the late professor as a notable member of the Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University, contributing with his efforts and knowledge to treating many Egyptians.

The premier extended condolences to Emad El-Din’s family and colleagues, praying God to bestow mercy upon him and grant patience and solace to his family.

Emad El-Din was a highly-experienced orthopedic surgery professor. He assumed his post as health minister from September 2015 to June 2018 in the cabinet of Sherif Ismail, who also passed away last February after a long struggle with illness at the age of 67.

Emad El-Din also served in several administrative posts and was the dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, for two years from October 2013 to August 2015.

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