New medical committee to re-examine Mubarak’s health condition

Egypt’s Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud on Wednesday ordered the formation of a new medical committee to re-examine former President Hosni Mubarak’s health condition and see whether he can be transferred to a hospital at Tora prison.

Egyptian authorities are interrogating Mubarak in Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital, located in South Sinai, after he submitted reports attesting his inability to be transferred to Cairo for interrogations due to his poor health condition.

According to the medical report of the former chief coroner, Ahmed al-Sebaie, Mubarak suffers from heart problems which require his presence in the intensive care.

Egypt's Justice Ministry sacked al-Sebaie on 4 May after reports accused  him of fabricating medical reports to hide torture by the police, crimes that claimed lives of many citizens.

Judicial sources said that the new medical team comprises three doctors specialized in heart diseases from Cairo, Ain Shams and Al-Azhar universities, in addition to two doctors from Egypt’s armed forces.

The general prosecution’s spokesman said in an official statement that the decision to form a new medical committee to re-examine Mubarak's health condition came after the attorney general received medical reports from the former president. The spokesman said that the attorney general asked a committee to examine Tora prison hospital to see if it has the capability to provide adequate medical care for Mubarak given his condition.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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