Egypt sets up committee to re-check Mubarak’s healthMay 20th, 2011 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 20 (IANS/AKI) Egypt’s attorney general has ordered the setting up of a new medical committee to re-examine former president Hosni Mubarak’s health condition.
Abdel Meguid Mahmoud wants to see if the 83-year-old Mubarak can be transferred from a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo’s Tora prison.
Judicial officials said the new medical team comprises three doctors specialised in heart diseases from Cairo, Ain Shams and Al-Azhar universities, in addition to two doctors from Egypt’s armed forces.
Mubarak has been in detention since April at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Hospital, when prosecutors began interrogating him over charges of corruption and sanctioning the killing of protesters during the three-week uprising that led to his ouster Feb 11.
His lawyers have filed medical reports claiming he was too ill to be moved, although prosecutors have been able to continue interrogating him.
According to the medical report by the former chief coroner, Mubarak suffers from heart problems which require him to be kept in intensive care.
The new committee will also examine Tora prison’s hospital to see if it has the facilities to provide adequate medical care to Mubarak.
Mubarak’s sons Alaa and Gamal are currently in Tora prison on corruption and profiteering charges.
- Is Mubarak still in Sharm el-Sheikh? - Apr 17, 2011
- Egypt mulls transferring Mubarak to prison hospital - Apr 22, 2011
- Prosecutors quiz Mubarak, wife - May 12, 2011
- 'Mubarak not terminally ill' - Apr 14, 2011
- Mubarak, two sons detained for 15 days (Lead) - Apr 13, 2011
- Egypt extends detention of Mubarak's sons for 15 days - Apr 27, 2011
- Mubarak hospitalised during questioning: state TV (Lead) - Apr 13, 2011
- Mubarak has second heart attack after being detained (Second Lead) - Apr 13, 2011
- Mubarak to be transferred to Cairo for trial - Aug 03, 2011
- Mubarak not to be transferred to Cairo prison hospital - May 31, 2011
- Mubarak's daughters-in-law banned from leaving Egypt - Jun 17, 2011
- Mubarak detained for 15 days - Apr 13, 2011
- Former first lady Suzanne Mubarak detained for 15 days in Egypt - May 14, 2011
- Former Egyptian leader Mubarak and his sons detained for questioning - Apr 14, 2011
- Egypt's general prosecutor mulls shifting Mubarak to jail - Apr 21, 2011
Tags: adequate medical care, ain shams, alaa, chief coroner, gamal, health condition, heart diseases, heart problems, hosni mubarak, judicial officials, medical committee, medical report, medical reports, medical team, new committee, president hosni mubarak, red sea resort, s hospital, sharm el sheikh, two doctors