Armed Forces Medical Service Department (Egypt)
The Medical Services Department of the Armed Forces and the Egyptian Army Medical Corps are the departments responsible for the hospitals and medical facilities of the Egyptian Armed Forces including the Army medical schools.
Armed Forces Medical Service Department
إدارة الخدمات الطبية
BranchEgyptian Army
RoleMilitary medicine
Major General Magdy Amin
The need for Army medical services became apparent to Muhammad Ali during a campaign due to mass attrition. The French doctor, Antoine Clot, became the Chief Doctor of the Army. Clot persuaded Ali to established the first Army School of Medicine in Abu Zaabal in 1827. The first of its kind in the region, it was later expanded with Pharmacy and Midwifery schools.[1]
In the war in Afghanistan, the Medical Corps opened the Egyptian Field Hospital at Bagram in Afghanistan to treat civilians.[2]
Large number of military hospitals are active across Egypt.[3] Many of these centers accept civilian patients.[4] Cairo's Bridge Military Hospital (opened 2011; new additions planned through 2019)[needs update], is part of an ongoing effort by the Egyptian Army to offer cutting-edge treatment and patient care. The facility has 840 beds spread between major surgery, respiratory disease, and emergency units. Smaller specialized centers in dental, cardiac, and ophthalmological care account for an additional 205 beds.[3]
Egypt's Military Medical Academy was founded in 1979 with the purpose of educating and training medical officers in all branches of Egypt's armed forces.[5] The facility is located on Ihsan Abdul Quddus Street in Cairo. It is associated with the Armed Forces Medical College, founded in 1827.[6] This was the Middle East's first modern school of medicine and was a product of Egypt's newly established Military Department of Health during the administration of Muhammad Ali Pasha.[7]
Spurious claims about HIV/AIDS
At a press conference in February 2014 by Egyptian Gen. Ibrahim Abdel-Atti, chief of the medical branch, falsely claimed that the Egyptian Army had "defeated AIDS... with a rate of 100%" as well as hepatitis C. Abdel-Atti claimed to construct a method to extract the disease and break it into amino acids, "so that the virus becomes nutrition for the body instead of disease." It is said[by whom?] that this treatment process could take anywhere between 20 days and 6 months to cure having no side effects. Egypt intends to delay exporting their new technology to generate medical tourism into the country. The claims were eventually confirmed to be false.[8][9][10]
The Medical Services Department runs about 48 fixed military hospitals, listed below.
The Army's Medical Corps may have 27 Field Medical Battalions (1st to 27th); 107 Field Medical Companies (201st to 308th); and possibly some hospital barges.[citation needed]
List of Military Hospitals
Source is the Egyptian Ministry of Defence site:[11]
Republican Guard HospitalHeliopolis, Cairo
Agouza Physical and Rehabilitation Center for RheumatismGiza
Mostafa Kamel Hospital for the Armed ForcesSidi Gaber, Alexandria
Armed Forces HospitalHeliopolis, Cairo
Ghamra Military HospitalGhamra, Cairo
Almaza Military HospitalHeliopolis, Cairo
Suez Military HospitalSuez City
World Medical Center10th of Ramadan City, Sharqia
Fayed Military HospitalFayed, Ismailia
Kafr El-Sheikh Military HospitalKafr El-Sheikh
Qena military hospitalQena
Salloum Military HospitalSalloum, Matruh
Mansoura Military HospitalMansoura, Dakahlia
Zagazig Military Hospital(Zagazig, Sharkia)
Kafr El-Sheikh Military HospitalKafr El- Sheikh)
Sidi Kerir Military HospitalSidi Kerir, Alexandria
Ahmed Galal Military Hospital CairoIsmailia Road, Cairo
Helmia Military Hospital for Bones and ComplementHelmeyet El Zaitoun, Cairo
Abbasid Air Force HospitalCairo
Ras Al-Teen Military HospitalRas El Teen, Alexandria
Damietta Military HospitalDamietta
Air Force Specialized HospitalNew Cairo, Cairo
Damanhur Military HospitalDamanhur, the lake
Al-Hadra Military HospitalAl-Hadara, Alexandria
Civilian Workers Hospital, Armed ForcesOld Cairo, Cairo
Hospital October 6 MilitaryOctober 6, Giza
Al-Galaa Hospital for the families of the armed forces officersHeliopolis, Cairo
Al-Galaa Field HospitalIsmailia
Shebin Al-Koum Military HospitalShebin Al-Koum, Menoufia
Port Said Military HospitalPort Said
Al Qassaseen Military HospitalAl Qassaseen, Ismailia
The Naval Military HospitalRas El-Teen, Alexandria
Giza Armed Forces HospitalSakiet Makki, Giza
Military Psychiatry ComplexHighkestep, Cairo- Ismailia Road, Cairo
Armed Forces Fever HospitalAlmaza, Cairo Suez Road, Cairo
Abu Qir Marine HospitalAbu Qir, Alexandria
Amreya Military HospitalAmreya, Alexandria
Tanta Military HospitalTanta, Gharbia
Beni Suef Military HospitalBeni Suef
Minya Military Hospital
Al-Areesh Military HospitalAl-Areesh, North Sinai(El Arish)
Hurghada Military HospitalHurghada, Red Sea
Military Hospital in SohagMedical City in Sohag, Sohag
Qena Military hospitalQena
Aswan Military Hospital
Marsa Matruh Military Hospital
Al-Barani Military HospitalSidi Al-Barani, Matruh
West Cairo Military HospitalDahshur, Giza
  1. ^ "Historical Facts". www.afcm.ac.eg. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  2. ^ "WebCite query result". www.webcitation.org. Retrieved 2020-04-21.Cite uses generic title (help)
  3. ^ a b "مستشفى كوبري القبة العسكري.. مدينة طبية متكاملة وخدمات جديدة للعسكريين والمدنيين". بوابة الأهرام (in Arabic). Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  4. ^ "مدير إدارة الخدمات الطبية: نعالج 40 ألف مواطن مدني سنويا بالمجان". بوابة فيتو (in Arabic). Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  5. ^ العسكرية, الأكاديمية الطبية. "نبذة تاريخية". www.mma.edu.eg. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  6. ^ "كلية الطب بالقوات المسلحة". www.afcm.ac.eg. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  7. ^ "نبذة تاريخية". www.afcm.ac.eg. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  8. ^ Berman, Lazar (26 February 2014). "AIDS cured! (says Egypt's military)". Times of Israel. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Egypt presidential advisor: Army health devices for virus C & AIDS must comply with int'l standards". Ahram Online. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  10. ^ Inoyori, Ryan (26 February 2014). "HIV Cure: 'Complete Cure' Machine Invented To Treat Hepatitis C And HIV With 95% to 100% Guarantee". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014.[unreliable source?]
  11. ^ "مستشفيات القوات المسلحة". 2019-09-03. Archived from the original on 2019-09-03. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
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