Doctor who insulted male nurse faces 9 charges

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Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 11:21 GMT

CAIRO – 20 September 2021: Cairo Public Prosecution Investigations reveled that Doctor Mahomud Khairy who was accused of insulting a male nurse, forcing him to do jump ropes and salute his dog, is facing up to nine charges.

According to the investigations, the doctor who works as the head of Orthopedic Departments, Faculty of Medicine, at Ain Shams University, bullied the nurse, Adel Salem, by taking advantage of his authority over him.

It was added that he used to address him several insulting phrases and ask him to perform movements with the aim of making fun of him along with filming him without his consent

The doctor also used violence against the make nurse and intimidated him intentionally according to the investigations.

North Cairo Court decided, December 13 to renew the detention of the doctor and another employee for 15 days, pending investigation, in the case of insulting the male nurse.

Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada el Sawy ordered late week the detention of the doctor and another employee in a private hospital for four days pending investigations.

In an official statement the Prosecutor General explained that both of the doctor and the employee were accused of bullying a hospital nurse as they have authority over him and forced him to do actions in an exploitation of his weakness.

The doctor and his employee are also facing charges of exploiting religion in promoting extreme ideas and provoking the principles and values of the Egyptian society. Both detainees as well are charged of violating the privacy of the victim nurse without his consent, and use technology with the aim of committing crimes.

On Friday September 10, the Prosecutor ordered a probe into a video showing a doctor working at Ain Shams University Specialized Hospital insulting a male nurse, forcing him to do jump ropes and salute his dog.

The four-minute video, which went viral on social media platforms, showed the doctor hurling insults at the elderly nurse and asking him to kneel and pray for his dog.

The video caused a wave of anger among social media users who saw the doctor misusing his power against the nurse, abusing him and publishing these videos on social media.

Health Minister Hala Zayed also ordered the formation of a committee to probe into the video.

In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said the doctor was suspended from work and the clinic, where the incident took place, was temporarily closed until completing ongoing investigations.

During statements to ‘al Hekaya’ show hosted by Amr Adib on MBC Masr channel, the nurse who appeared in the video, Adel Salem, said that the doctor was used to make similar behaviors with him before, but that was the first time for such a video to be published on social media and go viral.

“It hurt me and my family to see such video published publicly everywhere on tv and social media” Salem said, adding that he ‘just wanted to keep his job at the clinic’.

As for the doctor who appeared in the video, he claimed that his mobile phone was hacked and the hackers were blackmailing him to restore his date back.

The doctor called Amr Khairy, added that half of the video is fabricated, and that he never asked the nurse to kneel for his dog.

The nurse, Adel Salem, however, affirmed that the whole situation took place as it was showed, six months ago.

 

 

 

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