Egyptian Doctors in the State’s Eyes: Rhetoric Versus Reality

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Author(s): Shohdi Mourad

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One week before the Egyptian government eased restrictions that had been put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly blamed the absence of “a number of doctors” from their posts at hospitals as the reason for the recent surge in the number of coronavirus fatalities.

Criticized by the Egyptian Medical Syndicate (EMS) and other doctors and activists online, the speech reflects the contentious relationship between the Egyptian state and doctors since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in February.

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