Egypt’s Doctors Syndicate referred four doctors to an internal disciplinary committee for illegally propagating a device designed by the Armed Forces that would reportedly cure AIDS and Hepatitis C, syndicate board member Tarek Kamel told Mada Masr.
Kamel explained that an investigative committee within the syndicate’s ethics board, which he headed, has been looking into complaints against 10 members of the medical team behind the device, which the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces announced in 2014.
He added that doctors are not allowed to promote cures that have not been scientifically proven or acquired official permission from the Health Ministry.
“The Complete Cure (CC) device was promoted as a cure and not a diagnostic tool by doctors, encouraging patients to stop their medication,” Kamel asserted.
The Armed Forces’ Engineering Authority declared in 2014 that a medical team, headed by General Ibrahim Abdel Aty, had invented a device that would “vanquish AIDS and Hepatitis C,” thanking then-Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for supporting the research.
“He [Sisi] said we are at the end of the queue and we need to jump to the front and win against the whole world in finding these cures,” a statement by the authority added.
The device claimed to be able to “suck AIDS out of patients, turning it into kofta and then giving it back to patients to eat,” according to Abdel Aty.
Kamel said a number of complaints were presented to the syndicate against 10 members of the research team two years ago, and that he has been working on the issue since he was appointed head of the syndicate’s ethics committee eight months ago.
The syndicate’s investigations committee included Kamel, a fellow doctor and a representative from the administrative prosecution. The committee determined on Saturday to refer four of the 10 doctors to a disciplinary board. Kamel declined to mention the names of the doctors to protect their identities.
“The investigation took so long because we had to watch several YouTube videos of the doctors who appeared on TV talk shows and press conferences to talk about the alleged curing device,” he added.
If convicted, the doctors could face penalties ranging from warnings and LE1,000 fines, to temporary or permanent suspension from the syndicate. They have the right to appeal the verdict.