The justice minister officially appointed Dr. Magda Helal al-Qaradawi to take over as the country’s senior forensic doctor and head of the forensic medicine department.
He replaces Dr. Ehsan Kameel Georgy who has earned the ire of officials as late.
A number of doctors staged a strike on Tuesday in solidarity the former head of forensics after Georgy was punished for using one of the department’s vehicles for personal gain.
Georgy said on Tuesday that he was mulling his resignation after officials rejected his request for sick leave to be treated abroad. Georgy attributed the ministry’s hostility to its belief that he had incited the doctors strike.
He told Al-Masry Al-Youm that he would decide whether to stay on soon, saying he would have to choose between “dying without surgery” or “submitting his resignation.”
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm