The Public Prosecution revealed, in an official statement on Wednesday evening, that it had taken over the investigations yesterday with officials of the Ministry of Health regarding what is attributed to them, without clarifying what the charges are.
She added that the statement department in the Attorney General’s Office monitored what was circulated on news sites and various social media sites of incorrect news about the facts that the Public Prosecution conducted investigations into, and in this regard, “the Public Prosecution calls on everyone to abide by the information it announces alone about the incident, and to pay attention to Any false or untrue news may place its publishers under legal responsibility.
The Public Prosecution affirmed that it is keen on the principles of transparency with society, and will announce, as it deems appropriate, the proper progress of the investigations and ensuring their integrity, the results of the investigations, whatever information or data is available.
News has been widely circulated since yesterday on social networking sites in Egypt and through several news sites stating the arrest of the director of the Minister of Health’s office and 4 other officials on charges of financial corruption and bribery.
This comes in conjunction with the Minister of Health, Hala Zayed, undergoing intensive care treatment in a hospital, where her treating doctor, Dr. Hazem Khamis, told Sky News Arabia, earlier, that she was suffering from high blood pressure and the necessary procedure was done for her.