In the brutal assault of a pilot officer in the army and his family on five nurses and three female workers in Quesna Central Hospital, the shocking thing is not that the assault reached the point of breaking their hands and feet and miscarriage of one of them, but rather it is the scene of the officer’s sister assaulting one of the nurses and whipping her with this “carbage”. The scene summarizes the history of Egypt during the military era.
Communication platforms in Egypt were filled with video clips that documented a severe beating by a patient’s escort against the medical staff inside Quesna Central Hospital in Menoufia Governorate.
Pasha is a pilot
The clips circulated on the communication platforms showed that the medical staff at Quesna Central Hospital were attacked by a patient’s escort, as screams were heard and the beatings intensified between both parties using sticks and hands.
The activist, who holds a Jumhuriya account, says, “If I, my wife, my mother, my aunt, my sister, and our loved ones went and brought slippers and scarves, and went to any place of the military, police, or judicial institution, and beat everyone we met with scarves and slippers on the face, bonnets, and disobedience, and broke the hands and men of 3 workers, what would happen to us?” Verse?”.
This comes as part of a repeated series of attacks on doctors and nurses, amid continuous demands from the Medical Syndicate to protect its cadres while performing their work in hospitals, which prompted an Egyptian parliamentarian to submit a draft penal code for assaulting medical facilities or their workers.
Social media circulated a leaked session inside Quesna Central Hospital in Menoufia, which brought together the director of the hospital and a number of health leaders with the attacking hospital staff, and he warns them of the consequences of their insistence on following up the case of assaulting them, and confirms that he will only submit their papers to the concerned departments and the prosecution.
The director of the hospital said in his statements that “his role ends with submitting papers to the investigation authorities, and any harm after that that occurs to the nursing is not responsible for him,” adding that he stood up and brought the leaders of the Health Directorate until the report was issued.
Dr. Rasha Khedr, Undersecretary of the Health Directorate in Menoufia, confirmed that she does not pressure the workers to accept a reconciliation, and they are the first and last decision makers in this matter, and if reconciliation is not reached, it will be a reporter before a reporter.
Dr. Rasha Khedr, Undersecretary of the Health Directorate in Menoufia, said, “The family wrote a report on what happened, and that they heard that a medical report had been submitted about the patient’s abortion, and explained to the staff that the family was ready to reconcile and apologize.”
Egypt suffers from a severe shortage of doctors, with many of them tending to work in the Arab Gulf countries and Europe. At the end of last February, the butcher Al-Sisi commented on the emigration of many doctors abroad, indicating that the salaries they receive in Egypt do not suit them.
Last April, the Doctors Syndicate warned of doctors’ continued reluctance to work in the government sector, as well as their increasing efforts to emigrate outside Egypt, calling on the Prime Minister and the concerned authorities to intervene to correct mistakes and improve the health system in all its aspects.
In its report, the Medical Syndicate revealed that more than 11,000 doctors had resigned from working in the government sector since 2019, stressing that it had monitored the resignation of about a thousand doctors within 3 months of this year.
the bell of danger
Under the title “The Doctors Syndicate sounds the alarm,” the Syndicate warned of obstacles to the stability of the health system, expressing its hope that this report would be the subject of a study to overcome the difficulties of the health system, including the severe shortage in the number of doctors.
Many of the incidents of incitement against doctors and attacks on them at their workplaces by patients’ families come in light of the delay in the legislative and executive authorities in Egypt in issuing the medical liability bill, which represents an urgent necessity for the regular provision of health services and the control of dealing mechanisms between the service provider and the recipient in the event of an accident. Medical harm, and increasing the penalty for assaulting medical personnel and facilities.
And with every incident of assault on doctors while performing their mission and mission, and on medical facilities; The General Syndicate renews its continuous and urgent demands in order to stop the bleeding of assaults on hospitals and their staff, by speeding up the issuance of a draft medical liability law, which represents an urgent necessity for the regular provision of health services and control of dealing mechanisms between the service provider and its recipient in the event of medical harm, and to increase the penalty for assaulting staff. and medical facilities.
For many years, doctors in Egypt have called on the coup gang and parliament to introduce a legislative amendment that increases the penalties for assaulting them while performing their work, given that the current punishment is not deterrent, which is imprisonment for a maximum of 6 months, while it reaches 10 years in prison in some Arab countries. Like Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
The most important provisions of the medical liability bill presented by the Medical Association include the establishment of a body to report liability for medical harm, which is independent of the executive authorities and is considered an advisory body affiliated with the Public Prosecutor. This body includes representatives of patients, the Forensic Medicine Authority, the Judicial Council, the Medical Association, the Ministry of Health and university hospitals This authority coordinates with the specific committees in the various specializations to determine the occurrence of damage to the patient as a result of a mistake by the service provider and to determine the financial compensation schedules for the recipient of the service, according to the damage incurred.
Source: بوابة الحرية والعدالة by fj-p.com.
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