Egypt President Sisi keeps tabs on condition of multi-award actor Sherif Desouky

Ahram Online , Tuesday 25 May 2021

The diabetic actor sustained an injury while shooting a TV series, and complications caused him to undergo foot amputation

Sherif Desouky

Egypt President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is closely following the case of multi-award Egyptian actor Sherif Desouky, giving directives to ensure that he receives full medical treatment and a monthly pension after he underwent foot amputation, the actors' syndicate said on Tuesday.

The star of acclaimed film 'Night/Exterior' hit the headlines one day after the surgery, which was urged by complications following a foot injury.

The diabetic actor, who played Saba'ba' character in the 2020 Ramadan season top-viewed TV series 'B-100 Wesh', is set to start a rehabilitation programme after the operation.

The Egyptian actors' syndicate announced earlier that Egypt's leading production company United Media Services will be sponsoring the expenses of Desouly's treatment for the affiliate who has no health insurance.

UMS sponsoring Sherif Desouky

Two months ago, Desouky, who was among the stars of winter season hit film 'Waafet Reggala', explained on TV that he sustained the foot injury last year during the shooting of some TV series, blaming producers for not sponsoring his treatment.

Many actors, filmmakers and fans have shown sympathy for the 53-year-old Alexandrian, who is also a director and writer. Some sympathizers have even offered financial support for him.

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