Ottawa medical specialist heads to Egypt
- Mohamad Omar has since ended his partnership with flight paramedic David Cain.
An Egyptian pharmaceutical doctor in Ottawa said he plans to continue to gather supplies for delivery to the Cancer Center for Children in Cairo but said he will do so without an Ottawa flight paramedic.
Mohamed Omar directs FMTCC, a training and consultancy agency for doctors, and has been planning a trip focused on helping the children in the Cancer Center in Cairo.
He has been raising donations for the trip, scheduled for later this fall.
Omar had originally partnered with flight paramedic David Cain but said he has since ended that relationship.
Cain had spoken of travelling to Syria to aid people in that conflict.
But Omar says his project was and continues to be narrowly focused on aiding the Cancer Center in Cairo.
He said he has no intention of entering Syria or any areas in the midst of war and says his work is in no way political.