Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced on Wednesday that the remote diagnosis system saved the life of a newborn child, in cooperation with the Supreme Council of University Hospitals at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
This came within the framework of activating the remote diagnosis system, in cooperation between the ministries of Health and Population, Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Communications and Information Technology.
Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, stated that the child was born in the Dakhla Oasis in the New Valley Governorate – before the date of his birth – and was transferred after the third day to one of the private nurseries after refusing to breastfeed, and he remained in that private nursery for several days.
Abdel Ghaffar explained that the child’s health condition worsened greatly on the tenth day, so he was transferred from the private nursery to the nursery of the Dakhla General Hospital in the New Valley, on 12 February, where he received treatment for the dehydration that he suffered due to his abstinence from breastfeeding.
After that, the child had epileptic seizures with deterioration in the degree of consciousness, so the hospital doctors decided to do a CT scan of the brain that showed a brain hemorrhage.
He further added that, neonatologist Reham Moamen requested an urgent remote diagnosis session in the specialty of pediatric neurology, and three university hospitals were contacted; Ain Shams, Assiut, and Aswan University.
The child was transferred from the Dakhla General Hospital to Al-Demirdash Hospital for the surgery operation which helped in saving his life.