Egyptians are mourning the death of Dr. Mohamed Mashali, who is known as the doctor of the poor.
He passed away at the age of 76.
The cause of his death was a blood circulation problem.
He was well known for giving patients good medical treatment for little to no cost.
Dr. Mohamed Mashali was based in the northern Egyptian city of Tanta, this is where he was given the title “Doctor of the poor” because of his gracious heart and attitude towards others.
He only charged 5-10 Egyptian pounds (which is $0.30 to $0.60) per visit.
He apparently worked for 12 hours a day, even in his 70’s, and fit in 30 to 50 patients daily, providing vaccines free of charge for those who could not afford them.
Before his passing, Dr. Mohamed Mashali stated that he was motivated to provide these services at such low costs when he witnessed a diabetic patient die because his mother could not afford insulin but could only afford diner for them.
The hashtag #DoctorOfThePoor was trending on social media in Egypt as users mourn the doctor who saved many lives.
Other doctors are also saddened by the passing of this well respected doctor as they take to social media to voice their sadness.