Former Egyptian president gets medical treatment in Saudi Arabia
Although the Egyptian Attorney General has issued a travel ban, a newspaper reported Wednesday that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been receiving treatment at a military hospital in the Saudi city of Tabuk. Al Akhbar newspaper quoted "reliable sources" as saying that the former president is currently in a military base in Tabuk, where he is getting chemotherapy treatment against his colon and pancreas cancer.
The sources added that "Mubarak is getting chemotherapy treatment for an hour every five days," saying he had refused to receive the treatment in Tabuk, soon after he stepped down. The newspaper quoted the sources as saying that "the family of the former president is currently with him in the city of Tabuk. His wife Suzan and two sons, Alaa and Gamal, got a complete wing within the military base."
Al Akhbar reported that Mubarak had insisted on returning to Sharm el-Sheikh after receiving the first treatment, despite the recommendation of the medical team for him to stay at the facility. It added the former president left to Tabuk two days after he stepped down despite reports about his stay in Sharem el Shiekh.