Egypt’s solidarity ministry has pledged a serious investigation one of the leading children cancer specialist hospitals in the country for corrupt practices.
Local reports said Minister Ghada Waly has “issued a decree to form a committee to examine the 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation after several MPs filed complaints claiming the hospital mismanages its donor funds.”
The MPs had earlier pinky l pointed accusing fingers on nonprofit hospitals, who are solely funded by philanthropists and public donations of lavish spending on expensive TV adverts as a medium of raising funds.
The hospital’s medical team has denied the allegations riled up against it.
The hospital’s head, Sheirf Aboulnaga, told local news website Masrawy that the decision to investigate the hospital’s funds hasn’t bothered him.
“We’ve been asking for this decision for a while now, as we remain silent in the face of the unjustified accusations being hurled at us. But we are patient and acting responsibly.”
The hospital started operation in 2003 and its named 57357 after its fundraising bank account number.