The Struggle in the Egyptian Medical Syndicate

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Hani Hodaib

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Editor’s Note: On January 28 of this year, an incident at Matariya Teaching Hospital sparked a conflict between the Egyptian Medical Syndicate and the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior that is still ongoing. Doctors—complaining of police and government intervention in hospitals—have organized a number of demonstrations to express their discontent. In the piece below, Dr. Hani Hodaib explores the history of the doctors union’s relationship with the state, especially since the 2011 revolution. This is the first in an occasional series of articles on political expression in unions…

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