Doc­tors Syn­di­cate sus­pends 3 doc­tors pro­mot­ing “Hep­ati­tis C cur­ing de­vice” af­ter con­toversy

The doc­tors harmed mil­lions of cit­i­zens, phys­i­cally and psy­cho­log­i­cally, ac­cord­ing to Doc­tors Syn­di­cate

The Daily News Egypt - - Front Page - By Farah Bah­gat

The Doc­tors Syn­di­cate’s pri­mary dis­ci­plinary coun­cil or­dered on Sun­day the sus­pen­sion of three doc­tors for one year for pro­mot­ing the Hep­ati­tis C and AIDS cur­ing de­vice with­out fol­low­ing the ap­pro­pri­ate sci­en­tific pro­ce­dures, ac­cord­ing to a syn­di­cate state­ment.

“The three doc­tors’ [ac­tions] re­sulted in harm­ing mil­lions of cit­i­zens phys­i­cally and psy­cho­log­i­cally,” the state­ment read.

The ver­dict comes af­ter com­plaints were filed against the three doc­tors.

The head of the coun­cil, Rash­wan Shaaban, told Daily News Egypt that the pro­ce­dures the three doc­tors should have fol­lowed in­cluded con­duct­ing sci­en­tific re­search on an­i­mals and hu­mans, dis­cussing it in con­fer­ences, and pub­lish­ing it in sci­en­tific jour­nals, all of which the three doc­tors have not done, ac­cord­ing to Shaaban.

“Of course this re­flects the in­cred­i­bil­ity of the de­vice,” Shaaban ex­plained, adding that the doc­tors claimed that they used it on pa­tients, which would be an even “worse crime.”

By pro­mot­ing the de­vice, the three sus­pended doc­tors re­port­edly fol­lowed ma­jor Ibrahim Ab­del Atty El-Sayed, who an­nounced in Fe­bru­ary 2014 that the de­vice cured AIDS and Hep­ati­tis C with 100% guar­an­teed re­sults, say­ing “I prom­ise you that af­ter to­day there will be no more Hep­ati­tis C pa­tients.”

Ab­del Atty’s an­nounce­ment stirred con­tro­versy among sci­en­tists who ex­pressed scep­ti­cism about the al­leged cure.

In 2013, it was re­ported that an army of­fi­cial had de­vel­oped a de­tec­tion de­vice for Hep­ati­tis C, which divided sci­en­tists’ opin­ions around the world, who ques­tioned whether the de­vice was tested or was gen­uinely a sci­en­tific break­through, the Guardian re­ported.

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