Deputy minister of health denies Mubarak's near death experience

Ahram Online, Monday 11 Jul 2011

Deputy Minister of Health Adel Adawi denied claims that toppled president Hosni Mubarak’s health has deteriorated

Hosni Mubarak
Mubarak’s heath is stable, according to the ministry of health

Deputy Minister of Health, Adel Adawi, denied claims that former Hosni Mubarak’s health had taken a sharp turn for the worse and that he has been put on a ventilator.

In his show on Tahrir TV Monday, veteran journalist Ibrahim Eissa quoted a “reliable source” as saying that Mubarak had suffered heart failure, which later caused him “not to be able to breathe normally.”

However, Adawi stressed that Mubarak is not on a ventilator, saying his health condition is stable. He also stressed that the 83-year-old still resides in the same room at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Hospital, third floor.

According to Adawi, Mubarak had low blood pressure, which resulted in dizziness and slow heartbeats. After medical examinations, he says, it turned that Mubarak’s condition does not require him to be admitted into intensive care.

Mubarak has been held captive in Sharm El-Sheikh Hospital for weeks. He was charged with illicit profiteering as well as ordering the killing of peaceful protesters in the January 25 Revolution.

Mubarak is to stand trial along with both of his sons, Gamal and Alaa, who face similar charges on 3 August.

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