Egyptian PM Causes Outrage By Blaming Unclean Breasts for Diarrhea Epidemic

by Kathy Jones on  February 10, 2013 at 10:32 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

The Egyptian Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil, has come out with a bizarre reason for the diarrhoea outbreak in the rural areas of the country, blaming the epidemic on women who do not keep their breasts clean.
 Egyptian PM Causes Outrage By Blaming Unclean Breasts for Diarrhea Epidemic
Egyptian PM Causes Outrage By Blaming Unclean Breasts for Diarrhea Epidemic

Qandil said that he had witnessed children suffering from diarrhoea immediately after they had been breastfed because their mothers hadn't cleaned themselves probably, the Daily Mail reported.

He added that many women in rural Egypt don't even bother to clean their breasts at all before feeding their youngsters.

Qandil was speaking about the spate of recent epidemics in Egypt's rural communities during an address at a cabinet meeting.

Women members present were noticeably uncomfortable as Qandil made the comments, according to an online report from International Business Times.

Qandil previously caused widespread anger by offering a bizarre solution to Egypt's power crisis.

He urged the Egyptians to wear cotton clothes and gather in a single room to conserve power.

Source: ANI

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Cholera Amoebic Dysentery Colo-rectal cancer - Management Premenstrual Syndrome Crohns Disease Diarrhea Symptom Evaluation Norovirus Breast Enhancement Oil Travelerīs Diarrhea Dehydration in Children / Pediatric Dehydration 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive