Egypt’s National Cancer Institute re-opens after deadly bomb blast

Egypt’s National Cancer Institute has re-opened to receiving patients at full capacity after recovering from the August fourth deadly bombing.

The hospital was closed and transferred patients to Cairo hospitals after the car bomb blast that killed 20 people and injured 47.

Cairo University President Mohamed al-Khosht said the process of repairing the damages is on-going however the restoration work for normal operation before the explosion without any under-performance in treatment and operations has now been completed according to the report by Egypt Independent.

The hospital will also be expanding to allow for the accommodation of the increasingly large numbers of patients.

The Cairo University President added that these reforms will not be limited to the recovering from the blast, but will include repairs and renovations within the institute facilities to improve medical service for patients and accommodate the large numbers coming to the institute daily.

Khost pointed out that the plan proposed by the Engineering Committee for the renovation works – which will be carried out during the coming period for the renovation of the Institute’s buildings – includes repairs to the areas affected by the accident in two phases.

The first phase targets the damaged parts of the northern building, patient rooms and operations. The second phase is for restorations of the administrative building and facades, in addition to the development of a central area between the facilities, where work is underway to develop architectural, structural and electromechanical designs for the renovation plan of the entire institute, which will improve movement and link the institute’s medical activities.