Allegations of corruption and financial violations took center stage during Friday’s Doctors Syndicate’s general assembly meeting. Nevertheless, the Muslim Brotherhood majority inevitably pushed budgets through.
Friday’s assembly, held to discuss last year’s budget and approve next year’s, kicked off with scuffles between doctors, and ended with a critical announcement by representatives of the Central Auditing Agency. The agency highlighted financial discrepancies exceeding LE1 million between its own findings and the figures in the syndicate’s report.
In a scene similar to Islamist demonstrations in Egypt, private buses that had transported Brotherhood doctors from different governorates surrounded the yard of Qasr al-Aini Hospital and the affiliated campus of Cairo University faculties of medicine and dentistry.
The Friday sermon was disrupted by loud verbal clashes and subsequent scuffles between the graduating class of 2011 doctors from Alexandria and doctors responsible for organizing the event, who refused to let the new doctors in without adequate proof of syndicate membership.
Doctors affiliated with the Brotherhood had decided to perform the prayer at Qasr al-Aini Hospital’s conference hall, where the assembly was being held.
Tensions rose when the new doctors forced their way into the hall.Mohamad Adam / Egypt independentMore : http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/allegations-financial-corruption-dog-doctors-syndicate?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter