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Scores of Egyptian Health Ministry employees on Tuesday staged protests to demand that newly-appointed Health Minister Ahmed Sameh Farid dismiss the advisers associated with sacked minister Hatem al-Gabaly.
Workers demanded the dismissal of advisers Nasser Rasmy, Saeed Rateb, Mohamed Mostafa, Hassan al-Masry and Seham Sadeq. They claimed that each of the men received a monthly salary of LE40,000, while longstanding ministry employees received only LE120 a month. Protesters also called for promoting the ministry's younger cadres and for drawing up a committee to address their grievances. Farid met with the protesters and promised to meet their demands immediately. Translated from the Arabic Edition.