School bus drivers, rail workers and university students in Egypt face more compulsory drug tests

CAIRO: School transport drivers, rail specialists and college students in Egypt face progressively mandatory drug tests in the wake of a month ago’s fatal train crash at in Cairo.

About 30 school transport drivers are being indicted in the wake of testing positive for hashish, morphine or Tramadol, a shoddy over-the-counter medication that is prevalent among low-pay workers.

Twenty-five individuals kicked the bucket in a month ago’s episode at Ramses station in Cairo, when a runaway train hit stage supports and its fuel tank detonated in a fireball. The driver was in this way observed to be a medication someone who is addicted.

Out of 5,000 railroad workers tried, many were sure, said Amr Osman, executive of the Fund for Drug Control and Treatment. Definite numbers will be uncovered later, he said. Presently Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity has framed a medicinal panel to test very nearly 1,500 school transport drivers in the governorates of Cairo, Giza, Sharqeya, Gharbeya and Daqahleya.

The individuals who test positive will be alluded to the Public Prosecution. Wrongdoers will confront detainment for something like two years and a fine of 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($574).

Clergyman of Higher Education Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said his service was likewise investigating medication testing college understudies. This would put understudies who were powerless or presented to drugs “back on the legitimate way,” he said.

“In instruction, we have a pivotal job to battle drugs, with medication testing as well as with bringing issues to light on the desperate outcomes of illicit drug use.”

As indicated by a recent report distributed by the Health Ministry, 24 percent of in excess of 10,000 understudies had tried different things with medications.

In the 2016-17 school year, 150 out of 4,000 school transport drivers were arraigned for testing positive for medications.

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