Egypt's top prosecutor orders striking doctors at Matariya Hospital back to work

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 Feb 2016

The doctors have held a week-long strike after two of them were reportedly assaulted by a group of low-ranking policemen last week

Nabil Sadek
Egypt's Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek (Photo:Ahram Arabic Website)

Egypt's top prosecutor ordered on Thursday the immediate re-opening of Matariya Hospital so medical care can resume after its doctors launched a strike over an reported assault by a group of policemen last week.

Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek launched an investigation into the closure of the hospital to take legal action against those responsible for the suspension of this public service.

According to a statement issued by the prosecutor-general's office, the closure of the hospital and the suspension of medical service for citizens are considered a "crime" that is punishable by law and is against the Egyptian constitution.

The doctors started the strike last week after two of their colleagues were reportedly assaulted by a group of low-ranking policemen.

The doctors stated that they would strike until legal action was taken against the policemen involved in the incident  

Egypt's Doctors Syndicate fully supported the doctors' actions.

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