Baby Sisi denied examination by suspected Islamist doctor

Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is a popular figure for many in the country, and is seen by some as having saved the country from Islamist rule. (Reuters)

An Egyptian doctor has refused to examine a three-month-old baby named after military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the overthrow of President Mohammad Mursi from power.

The baby was admitted with a fever to the Kafr al-Sheikh General Hospital, in a province north of Cairo, and was refused examination by senior doctor Ezzat Abdulaziz, reported to be a sympathizer of the Muslim Brotherhood.

“I took my baby to the hospital, but the doctor expelled me out of the room refusing to treat the baby after learning that his name is al-Sisi,” the baby’s mother told the private Dream TV.

“I took my baby, who had a high temperature, to another woman doctor who examined him and issued a prescription for him,” the mother added.

‘Negligence’

Abdulaziz was questioned and referred to the governor’s office, according to Kafr el-Sheikh Hospital Manager Mohammad al-Adooly.

Kafr el-Shiekh’s governor described “the doctor’s performance as negligence in his duties as a physician,” according to Egypt Independent.

The baby was born on July 26, the day thousands of Egyptians rallied to give General Sisi a mandate “to confront possible terrorism and violence.”

“My family phoned me this day and told me that my wife is delivering a baby, and when I knew he was a boy, I named him el-Sisi because I love General Sisi,” 30-year-old Osama Attya told Egypt Independent.

Sisi is a popular figure for many in the country, and is seen by some as having saved the country from Islamist rule. Recent petitions have been filed urging Sisi to run in upcoming presidential elections.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:40 - GMT 06:40
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