Egyptian Minister of Health, Dr. Mohammad Awad Taj Al Din, announced that Egyptian actor Ahmad Zaki, who is currently undergoing treatment for lung cancer in France, will return to Egypt Friday February 13, 2004. The Minister submitted a detailed report of the actor’s condition stating that Ahmad will resume his treatment in Egypt.
Mohammad added that Ahmad’s doctor in France assured him that the actor’s depression and tension has completely disappeared, after he was unable to fall asleep for some time unless he was given medication. It has been decided that Zaki’s medical treatment in Cairo will be done by specialists in cancer tumors.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Ahmad expressed his utmost gratitude towards the entire Egyptian population and specifically for President Hosni Mubarak who has been following Ahmad’s condition by the minute and made sure all the necessary arrangements are taken care of to ensure he receives the best treatment. The actor also revealed that its God’s will that he encounters such an illness, but he is confident that due to his strong belief, he will overcome it.
Doctors had recently asserted that the actor’s condition is easily treatable and that he won’t have to stay in France for a long period of time. One of the doctors announced that Ahmad is residing in the hospital on a full time basis and only leaves his room to get fresh air. He added that other than undergoing tests and being treated, the actor is living a completely normal life.
The medical tests Ahmad underwent in France have resulted in his diagnosis of lung cancer. Zaki headed to France to undergo medical treatment, after strict orders were given from Egyptian President Husni Mubarak to have the actor treated in Paris due to a sudden failure in his health. The President also stressed that the actor’s medical treatment will be covered financially by the government.
The actor was first treated in his home for over five days after he was struck with a sever lung infection due to excessive smoking, which resulted in the accumulation of water in the lungs. He was then taken to a local private hospital and doctors ordered him to immediately stop smoking for his life was in danger and when nothing more could be done for him in Egypt, the President ordered his transferal to France. –Albawaba.com
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