The Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, Mohamed Mostafa, said on Tuesday that there is no deficit in blood bags in hospitals, denying rumors about the lack of the necessary blood for the treatment of the tragic Badrashin train crash victims.
A train traveling from Upper Egypt to Cairo derailed on Tuesday morning, killing 19 conscripts and injuring 107, in yet another traffic tragedy.
During his visit to the Nasser Institute Hospital to monitor the health of the train accident victims, the minister stressed on the importance of donating blood to maintain the balance of the blood bank in hospitals.
He said that what is being currently donated is a strategic stock for blood banks.
Meanwhile, Health Ministry spokesman, Ahmed Omar, said that the injured were distributed to eight hospitals in Cairo.
Omar added that the wounds ranged between fractures and various head-injuries, stressing that all the injured are in a stable condition.