The Ministry of Health and Population announced that the limited fire that broke out near the National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute in Cairo has been taken care of.
The fire broke out in the institute’s warehouse area that is located in the back corridor between the institute and the Central Administration for Critical and Urgent Care, according to Health Ministry Spokesperson Hossam Abdel Ghaffar.
He asserted that the fire did not result in any injuries and that medical services were not affected, affirming that the institute continues to provide its services to patients as usual.
The Firefighting Department’s vehicles succeeded in putting out the fire within a few minutes.
Director of the Institute Bassem Issa said that the institute continues to receive patients, stressing that damages caused by the fire were minor and have been removed.
The National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute is located in Cairo and is one of the 25 units of the Hospitals and Educational Institutes Authority distributed across the country and affiliated with the Health Ministry. It provides many free services to treat Egyptian patients with hepatitis and the coronavirus.
The Liver Institute is considered one of the most important institutes that played a role in combating Hepatitis C and various liver diseases in the recent health initiatives that have been implemented by the state.