500,000 EGP Worth of Medicine Stolen by Nurses in Monoufiya

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According to Sky News Arabia, Egyptian authorities have just ordered the arrest of three nurses in Egypt for 15 days due to investigations.

The nurses were charged with the possession of stolen medicines from an oncology center at Monoufiya governorate. It was reported that one of the nurses claimed that her husband was ill with cancer, and forged documents to procure the medicine, only to sell it for their personal gains.

The medicine that was stolen was allegedly worth $27,000 which is the equivalent of 500,000 EGP.



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