Doctor extracts 6,000 Egyptian pounds from patient's stomach

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A total of 6,500 pounds in four rolls of banknotes were extracted from his stomach. (Youm 7 newspaper)
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A total of 6,500 pounds in four rolls of banknotes were extracted from his stomach. (Youm 7 newspaper)
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A total of 6,500 pounds in four rolls of banknotes were extracted from his stomach. (Youm 7 newspaper)
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Updated 09 September 2020

Doctor extracts 6,000 Egyptian pounds from patient's stomach

  • A local report said the patient arrived at the hospital suffering from severe abdominal pain
  • A four-hour operation was carried out to save the patient

CAIRO: A doctor has managed to extract more than 6,000 Egyptian pounds ($380) from a patient’s stomach at Cairo’s Qasr El Eyni Hospital.

A local report said the patient arrived at the hospital suffering from severe abdominal pain and has confessed to swallowing “sums of money” over a period of time. 

A four-hour operation was carried out to save the patient, who also suffered from severe infections in the abdomen and intestines, Egyptian newspaper Youm 7 reported.

A total of 6,500 pounds in four rolls of banknotes were extracted from his stomach, Dr. Abdul Rahman Mustafa, who conducted the operation, told the newspaper.

It turned out that in addition to the money, there were other objects found too, such as coins, 39 nails, clippers and a lighter, the doctor added. 

The doctor said this was not the first time they had received a patient who had eaten sums of money and other foreign objects.


First UAE sighting of one of the world’s rarest birds in Abu Dhabi 

Updated 20 September 2020

First UAE sighting of one of the world’s rarest birds in Abu Dhabi 

  • Known as a Steppe Whimbrel, the bird is estimated to have a global population of only around 100
  • It is believed to have travelled in time for the autumn bird migration

DUBAI: One of the rarest birds in the world has been spotted in Abu Dhabi by two members of the Emirates Bird Records Committee (EBRC), according to state news agency WAM. 
Known as a Steppe Whimbrel, the bird - estimated to have a global population of only around 100 - was seen by Oscar Campbell and Simon Lloyd at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Course, WAM reported on Saturday.
Believed to have travelled in time for the autumn bird migration, the Steppe Whimbrel is an extremely rare sub-species of the widespread Whimbrel, which regularly passes through the Emirates in spring and autumn.
The Steppe Whimbrel seen in Abu Dhabi is believed to have been born this year, making it the first time a juvenile Steppe Whimbrel has been spotted anywhere in the world, according to WAM.
“On August 29, we were studying around 20 whimbrels on the Saadiyat Beach golf course. We were stunned when one flew off showing the distinctive white wings, clearly different from the other birds,” Campbell and Lloyd told WAM. 
“We immediately realized the potential significance of this so we concentrated on observing the bird and obtaining photographs, allowing us to check the key identification features,” they said.
Campbell and Lloyd then shared their photographs with world’s top expert on Steppe Whimbrels, Gary Allport, who confirmed their findings. 
“The discovery of a Steppe Whimbrel in Abu Dhabi is remarkable in itself, and confirms our suspicion that the migration route of the sub-species passes through the Arabian peninsula region,” Allport said. 
“What is even more remarkable is that this is the first time ever, anywhere in the world, that a juvenile Steppe Whimbrel has been seen in the field…It’s an amazing find,” he added. 
The Saadiyat Beach Golf Course management was delighted with the discovery. 
“When you look at the significance of sighting the Steppe Whimbrel in Abu Dhabi, its history and the subspecies actually being declared extinct in 1995, it is pretty amazing,” Clinton Southorn, Cluster Director of Agronomy for managers Troon Golf, told WAM.
“This is one of the reasons the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has worked hard to achieve its Audubon certification and showcase the positive environmental impact the course can have on the environment,” he added.