Coronavirus death toll among Egyptian doctors rises to 47: Doctors Syndicate

Ahram Online , Sunday 7 Jun 2020

Six doctors passed away from the virus on Saturday, the syndicate said

Doctors Syndicate
Doctors Syndicate (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt’s Medical Syndicate announced on Sunday that the number of doctors that have died from coronavirus since the outbreak of the epidemic in Egypt has reached 47.

Dr. Philipe Mitri, an ear, nose and throat consultant, is the 47th doctor to pass away from coronavirus complications in Egypt, Ibrahim El-Zayat, a member of the Medical Syndicate’s board, said on Sunday.

According to El-Zayat, six other doctors passed away from coronavirus on Saturday.

The six doctors are obstetrics and gynecology consultants Samir Othman, Ayman Zaki and Youhana Lotfy, pediatric surgeon Mahmoud Khedr, pediatrician Hisham Abd El-Hamid, and neurosurgeon Sayid Rushdy.

In May, Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said that Egyptian doctors who die from coronavirus are treated as martyrs.

He added that financial compensations to the doctors' families will be handled by the Fund of Medical Professions announced by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in late March.

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