The Doctors Syndicate called on prosecutor general Nabil Sadek and Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar on Saturday to reveal the fate of a missing doctor in Luxor.
The newly graduated doctor was to serve as a doctor inside a state-owned clinic in Luxor city, as assigned by the Health Ministry. He reportedly went missing on 20 July, his mother told the syndicate.
“The Doctors Syndicate had previously informed the prosecutor general and Interior Ministry’s offices regarding the missing doctor Ahmed Mohamed Meshal on 31 July, and the doctor is still missing,” read the official statement issued by the syndicate Saturday.
On Thursday, the Doctors Syndicate filed a report to the top prosecutor of Sohag, Hany Al-Gohary, stating that the doctor was assaulted at Sohag educational hospital.
Two relatives of a patient assaulted a doctor on Tuesday because they were not allowed to visit the patient in the intensive care unit, according to the syndicate statement. The doctor sustained multiple injuries, including an eye injury, concussion, and blurred vision.
The doctor was held in the hospital for treatment and could not testify at the police station against the attackers.
The prosecution released the assaulters on Wednesday, lacking evidence on the reported incident. This urged the syndicate to call on the prosecutor to start an urgent investigation into the incident, in a move to “prevent further attacks on hospitals that work with minimal resources”.