Egypt says no Nigerian involved in human organ trafficking

The Egyptian embassy in Abuja has said that no Nigerian national is involved in the human organ trafficking in that country.
The embassy, in a statement by its Press and Information officer, Ahmed Maher, said no complaint was filed against any Nigerian national over the incident.

Maher said the hospitals involved in the crime have been closed a long time and their personnel have been prosecuted.
He said the embassy has submitted a list of Egyptian certified medical centres and hospitals licensed to perform kidney transplant operations to relevant Nigerian authorities.
The statement said, “The Centres allegedly involved in medical malpractices have been closed since a long time and their personnel have been prosecuted, which is an evidence of strict medical authorities oversight.
“According to our sources no Nigerian national was ever involved with those centres nor filed any complaint against any of them.
“The Egyptians Medical authorities and health care adhere to the best international accreditation procedures and practices, a fact well-known by Nigerian Health officials and in which thousands of Nigerian and other brotherly peoples put their trust for many generations.
“In line of the transparent, professional and constructive approach the Egyptian side has maintained, a list of the Egyptian certified Medical Centres and hospitals licensed to perform the Kidney transplant operations has been submitted to the Nigerian relevant authorities (DAILY TRUST)

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