(CNN) Egypt’s army claims it has invented a cure for AIDS and hepatitis C, prompting an outcry from the medical community, which blasted the declaration as a “scientific scandal.”
“I defeated AIDS with the grace of my God at the rate of 100% . And I defeated hepatitis C,” said Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdel-Atti, head of the Cancer Treatment and Screening center.
Scathing criticism erupted shortly after the announcement Sunday.
Medical researchers led the condemnation, expressing concerns that the announcement would further damage the nation’s image.