Egyptian PM blames outbreak of diarrhoea on women not keeping their breasts clean
Egypt Prime Minister Hisham Qandil has blamed a diarrhoea epidemic on women not keeping their breasts clean
The Egyptian prime minister has blamed a diarrhoea epidemic sweeping through rural areas on women not keeping their breasts clean.
Prime Minister Hisham QandilÂ said he had witnessed children suffering fromÂ diarrhoeaÂ immediately after they had been breastfed because their mothers hadn’t cleaned themselves probably.
He added that many women in rural Egypt don’t even bother to clean their breasts at all before feeding their youngsters.
QandilÂ was speakingÂ about the spate of recent epidemics in Egypt’s rural communitiesduring 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.
Qandil, 50, is the youngest Prime Minister of Egypt in the last five decades. He served as the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation before being appointed by President Mohammed Mursi.