Egyptian doctors died from their infection with the Coronavirus, a shocking number that was capable of renewing the dispute between the Doctors Syndicate that announced the number, and the Ministry of Health, which insists on much lower numbers. Which angered the doctors.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus exacerbated the differences between the Ministry and the Syndicate, which usually erupted over traditional issues such as doctors ’wages and working conditions, so the virus came to cause – among its many effects – a new inflammation of the relationship between the two sides.
Since the emergence of the virus in Egypt, the most prominent dispute between the Ministry and the Syndicate has focused on the validity of the data, as the Syndicate insists that health data is inaccurate, and that it is trying to reduce the impact of the disaster, especially with regard to the working conditions of doctors in their hospitals and the rates of their injuries and deaths.
Today, Monday, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights called on the state authorities to declare mourning for the lives of doctors who died as a result of infection with the Covid-19 virus, coinciding with the arrival of 500 doctors and doctors, according to the Doctors Syndicate data.
The initiative said, “Egypt has lost 500 defenders of our lives and health on the front line against a global pandemic that has lasted for more than a year and we are currently suffering from its most severe waves.”