An Egyptian man casts his vote in 2018 presidential election- Egypt Today/Mohamed el-Hosary
CAIRO – 29 March 2018: A total of 452 voters received the required medical care during the election process, and one death case was recorded due to circulatory collapse, said a Thursday statement by the Ministry of Health.
Ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed said that the equipped ambulance vehicles treated 182 citizens outside the headquarters of polling stations, and the cases were then released, according to the statement.
He added that the rest of the cases were transferred to hospitals to receive focused medical services, and that 27 cases are still being hospitalized.
Megahed went on explaining that the cases were either standing in the voter queues or inside the polling stations, where most of them suffered high blood pressure, fever, drop in blood sugar rate, circulatory collapse, or gastrointestinal, foot and back pain.
Ambulance cars transported 171 cases back to their polling stations to cast their votes.
Furthermore, a 65-year old woman died as she suffered a circulatory collapse. She was declared dead upon her arrival at Helwan hospital, in Southern Cairo.
A three-day vote in the presidential election ended on Wednesday, with preliminary results indicating a landslide victory for incumbent President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi over his sole contender El-Ghad Party head Moussa Moustafa Moussa.
The election saw a moderate turnout estimated at around 40 percent, with 24 million citizens casting their ballots. The official results will be announced by the National Election Authority (NEA) on April 2.