Mubarak doctor not informed of transfer to Tora Prison hospital

Former President Hosni Mubarak’s doctor said Tuesday that no one has asked him to submit a report about Mubarak’s state of health and whether he is capable of being transferred to the hospital at Tora Prison.

“If Mubarak is transferred to Tora Prison hospital, he will have a new medical team. I will not be included,” Mubarak’s doctor, oncologist Yasser Abdel Kader, told Al-Masry Al-Youm in a phone interview.

Abdel Kader declined to discuss specific details about Mubarak’s health, saying he can only disclose those to the court in Mubarak’s trial.

Last month, Abdel Kader told state-owned Al-Ahram that Mubarak needs sufficient medical care since he suffers from a heart condition, exacerbated by weak muscles due to his old age. He clarified, however, that the former president is not undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer. He also dismissed claims that Mubarak exercises in detention, as he was known before his incarceration to be quite good at squash.

In an official visit last year, a group of human rights lawyers criticized the medical treatment at Tora Prison hospital. Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim recently instructed Tora Prison hospital to begin making preparations for Mubarak’s arrival, and last week said the Interior Ministry will invest LE5 million into the hospital.

Translated from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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