The minister said that the number of state-funded cornea transplant operations is quite low compared to the need.
There are almost one million citizens who need cornea transplants.
The victim’s family found his eyes bleeding and then knew that his corneas were missing from his body, and subsequently filed a complaint at the police department.
Corneas of the dead can be removed without permission.
MP Abdel Hamid Abaza said Egyptian law approves taking the cornea of recently deceased patients.