Military spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali has posted on Facebook the email address of the Military Engineering Authority for inquiries about the AIDS and Virus C treatment device.
The email address is email@example.com.
The army had announced in the presence of President Adly Mansour and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that it invented a device that cures both diseases, which triggered a wave of criticism.
The device, which is composed of a small handle attached to a long antenna, was criticized not only for the improbability of curing disease, but also because it has not gone through any of the proper scientific channels before the army began to laud its success.
Presidential scientific adviser Essam Heggy had criticized the army, saying that such inventions should be published in scientific journals, not announced in press conferences.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Adel Adawy said he will meet next week with the National Committee for Combating Viral Hepatitis and other specialists to check the latest discoveries in this field. He invited the armed forces to attend the meeting. “I will personally take action if the device proved to be inaccurate,” he said.
After criticism emerged against the device, the doctor leading the team that invented the device, Major General Ibrahim Abdel Aaty, began to wrap the device in conspiracy theories, claiming that he was offered US$2 billion abroad to “forget” about the device. He also said Egyptian intelligence had to escort him safely back to Egypt.
reported that Abdel Aaty had appeared as a faither healer on satellite channels as well as been a private consultant in herbal medicine.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm