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Patients evacuated, relocated after El-Hussein Hospital massive fire

CAIRO – 8 July 2018: Patients, evacuated from El Hussein University Hospital in Old Cairo after massive fires erupted at the building on Saturday, will be transported to El Sheikh Zayed Al-Nahyan Hospital to continue their treatment, according to Health Minister Hala Zayed.

Video showing patients transferred from El-Hussein Hospital after the fire



Minister Zayed said El Sheikh Zayed Al-Nahyan Hospital will be ready to receive medical crew and patients of El Hussein Hospital until the required maintenance of the hospital is completed.

Al-Hussein University Hospital is owned by Al-Azhar Univ it is funded and supervised by Al-Azhar institution.

In a press statement, the minister assured that the stock of medicines and medical supplies at El Sheikh Zayed Al-Nahyan Hospital was increased to cover the needs of all patients, including the referred ones. She further noted that the hospital is fully prepared to undergo surgical operations and follow-up on the transferred cases. This comes as part of the cooperation between Al-Azhar University and the Ministry of Health to improve the medical services provided for the citizens, said the statement.

The Civil Defense Department thwarted the fire that broke out in four floors of the hospital with the help of 12 fire trucks and dozens of firefighters.

Although the work at the hospital was halted and patients were evacuated after the fire broke out, the emergency department has resumed its work shortly after the fire was put off.

No deaths announced

A huge blaze broke out at four floors of El-Hussein University Hospital in Cairo on Saturday, leaving three people injured, while all patients at the hospital were evacuated immediately.

An elderly man at the hospital was announced dead while being transferred from El-Hussein Ho however, President of Al-Azhar University Mohamed el-Mehresawy assured that his death has nothing to do with the

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