Mubarak will go to prison hospital

April 26, 2011 - 0:0

CAIRO (Agencies) -- Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will be transferred to the Tora prison hospital near Cairo once special medical equipment is installed, officials said.

Mubarak suffered a heart attack earlier this month while being questioned about the killings of pro-democracy protesters during revolts in which he was ousted, UPI quoted al-Masry al-Youm as reporting on Monday.
Al-Sebaie Ahmed al-Sebaie, Egypt's chief medical examiner, said it would take about 30 days to install the equipment at the Tora military hospital.
Sebaie visited Mubarak Saturday and determined his health is sufficient to allow him to be transferred to the prison hospital. Sebaie said Mubarak is vulnerable to arterial fibrillation, which could be fatal.
Mubarak has been at his estate at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik.
On Sunday, Egypt's prosecutor general ordered that former Mubarak be moved from his hospital in a Red Sea resort town to a military medical facility, according to his website.
“The public prosecutor addressed the interior minister, informing him to take the necessary steps to move the former president ... to a military hospital, to implement a custody order,” the Associated Press quoted the statement.
A report by a top forensic medical official said Mubarak could be moved without endangering his health, as long as he was given appropriate medical treatment, added the statement.
Mubarak was hospitalized with heart problems after he and his sons were ordered into custody on April 13 while being investigated for corruption allegations and their role in the shooting of protesters during the 18 days of demonstrations against his rule. Under the pressure of those demonstrations, Mubarak stepped down on Feb. 11.