At a press conference yesterday the Egyptian military announced that they would postpone the public use of its “complete cure” virus-curing device for another six months for further testing. Despite skepticism voiced by experts in the scientific community, the Egyptian military pushed their publicity people announced that they would be using their new blood purification/cure device to treat patients in military hospitals as of June 30.
The Egyptian military had introduced its cure device earlier this year claiming it could diagnose and treat diseases caused by viruses such as hepatitis C and AIDS. Statistically-speaking Egypt had eight million cases of hepatitis C in 2008. That’s approximately 10 percent of the population. According to the World Health Organization HIV affects more than 35 million people across the globe.
Those who attended a demonstration of the cure device earlier in the year were left with questions. They told the press they were not satisfied with the explanations concerning the technology. Massimo Pinzani, the University College London Institute for Liver and Digestive Health director, attended the demonstration but was not able to test the device himself. He noted that “in the absence of convincing scientific and technical basis, the device should be viewed as a potential fraud.”
Madiha Khatab, who is part of the medical team and oversees the project, stated that the new device is presently “being used to treat 160 patients.” She reported that the clinical trials would run for a year and there was another six months planned for patient recovery and yet another six months for follow up. She noted that the clinical trials demonstrated excellent results adding that their group will be applying for “an international accreditation” of the new cure device.
Major General Gamal El-Serfy, the medical director of the armed forces concluded: “Scientific integrity dictates that the announcement of the complete cure device should be postponed until the trial period for those currently receiving the cure is over” and the health of their citizens is “more important than anything.”
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