APA notified officially the Prime Minister of the substandard treatment system and the shortage of medicines and medical supplies in the Governmental and Universities Hospitals

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APA notified officially the Prime Minister of the substandard treatment system and the shortage of medicines and medical supplies in the Governmental and Universities Hospitals

Monday, 30 May 2016


Counselor / Sameh Kamal - President of the Administrative Prosecution Authority ordered to notify  officially the Prime Minister of what investigations in case No.
5/2016 revealed regarding the substandard level of the treatment system, the shortage of some medicines and medical supplies, as well as the limited number of intensive care beds which requires a quick intervention by the Government to raise the efficiency of the governmental and universities hospitals to ensure the delivery of appropriate services to citizens maintaining their dignity, humanity and consistency with the provisions of the current Constitution.
As the Prosecution conducted an investigation regarding what was published by some news websites about a citizen"s complaint who suffered from negligence in the treatment of his four-year-old daughter after she was hit by a motorcycle which led to her exposure to severe bleeding and falling into a coma on Sunday 13/12/2015 at Shubra El-Kheima.
The investigations conducted by Counselor- Doctor/ Ahmed Abdel Latif Member of Headquarter Technical Bureau under the Supervision of Counselor / Essam El-Menshawy – Deputy of Headquarter Technical Bureau, revealed that the complainant had carried his daughter immediately after the accident and went to four different hospitals, Nasser Institute, El-Demerdash University Hospital, El Qasr al-Aini Emergency Hospital, Al-Hussein University Hospital, and all hospitals failed to receive her due to the lack of an empty bed at their intensive care units ,they only performed urgent medical procedures at the emergency unit presented in x-rays and medical analysis, when the complainant dialed the Ministry of Health emergency cases number more than once it directed him to one of the mentioned hospitals.
The prosecution formed a specialized committee headed by Assistant Director of Curative Medicine at Cairo’s Health Affairs Directorate that communicated with all the parties previously mentioned in the complaint and visited all the hospitals in question and examined the admission report at Nasser Institute, El-Demerdash University Hospital, Al Hussein University Hospital, Ain Shams Hospital, Al Qasr Al- Aini Hospital and Urgent Care Unit at the Ministry of Health.
Where the committee presented its memorandum to the Prosecution stating that those hospitals conducted/acted according to their capabilities and they performed the required x-rays and analysis as soon as the case was received and offered the necessary treatment to save her life but the fact that all the beds in the intensive care unit ICU were occupied during that time prevented admitting her at any of those hospital.
Despite that the investigations did not reveal the presence of any particular negligence towards the doctors in all the previously mentioned hospitals, the committee’s memorandum concluded that the inability of the Central Management for Emergency and Critical Care at the Ministry of Health to provide a vacant place for a four year old child at Greater Cairo governmental hospitals, Accordingly the Prosecution order to immediately report to Prime Minister to take the necessary measures in ordered to provide and guarantee appropriate, reliable medical services.
APA notified officially the Prime Minister of the substandard treatment system and the shortage of medicines and medical supplies in the Governmental and Universities Hospitals