Egyptians mourn ‘doctor of the poor’


by bbcafrica

Egyptians are mourning the death of Mohammed Mashal, known as the doctor of the poor.

He died at home, aged 76, due to an issue with blood circulation, reports Sky News Arabia.

For half a century Dr Mashali ran a clinic in the city of Tanta, north of Cairo, charging his patients little or nothing.

He was celebrated for his dedication in ensuring that even the poorest in Egypt received proper medical treatment.

Many are taking to social media – not just in Egypt but across the world – to celebrate the life of a man seen as a symbol of integrity and selflessness at a time when his fellow health workers are battling against coronavirus.

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