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Egypt considers care in community

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6930.680 (Published 12 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:680
  1. M Gulens

    Appalling conditions at one of Egypt's largest psychiatric hospitals has prompted the Ministry of Health to set up a committee of psychiatrists to decide the future of the country's main psychiatric institutions. Abbasseya Psychiatric Hospital, built in the grounds of a former palace in Cairo, originally served as a hospital for the slaves of King Khedive in 1880. Over the past 40 years, doctors say, the hospital has been deprived of funds and has steadily deteriorated. “Many patients do …

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