Health Minister Hala Zayed (L) and Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar (R)- collaged photo/ Egypt Today via Canva
CAIRO - 29 October 2021: Egyptian Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar will be in charge of the Health Minister Hala Zayed’s duties until her recovery, says a decision issued by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli.
The Premier's decision No. 2901 of 2021 was published in the official gazette Al-Waqa'i' al-Misriyya on Friday to be effective on the following day.
Zayed was hospitalized three days ago due to a heart attack after officials at her office were arrested for corruption.
On 27 October 2021, Egyptian Attorney general Hamada El Sawy said that investigations are ongoing with a number of officials inside the Ministry of health for accusations of corruption.
The Attorney-general office said that news and media reports were spotted on websites that include incorrect information about the case. Sawy urged media websites to abide by the information announced officially in this regard.
The Public Prosecution also called upon all to adhere to the information it declares about the incident, and to avoid any false or incorrect news.
Sawy stressed that the Public Prosecution is keen on the principles of transparency with the community, and will announce, as it deems appropriate, and preserve the integrity of the investigation, any related information.