The inventor of the Complete Cure (CC) device, Major General Ibrahim Abdel Aty, filed a complaint with the General Prosecutor Hesham Barakat on Tuesday against a number of journalists and politicians for criticizing and doubting his device, privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported.
The North Giza prosecution office launched an urgent investigation into the complaint, while Abdel Aty refused to name the targets of his complaint to the press on his way to the prosecution office to testify. He asserted that he “would not abandon his rights as the inventor of a device that has not been made before by anyone else in the world.”
In February, a military statement declared that a device had been invented that was capable of “vanquishing AIDS and Hepatitis C,” thanking then-Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for supporting the research.
“He [Sisi] said we are at the end of the queue and we need to jump to the front and win against the whole world in finding these cures,” the statement added.
The device is claimed to be able to cure AIDS, Hepatitis C, “sucking AIDS out of patients, turning it into kofta and then giving it back to the patients to eat,” according to Abdel Aty.
The announcement started a wave of sarcasm among social media users and journalists, who dubbed the saga “Koftagate.”
The device, which was supposed to be distributed and utilized in hospitals early in July, was also criticized for giving false hope to patients who might abandon their treatment or be careless when it comes to infecting others in light of the military’s high praise of it.
However, on June 28, military officials announced that the CC device would need at least six months of further testing before being used to treat patients.
According to the statement, made at a celebratory conference held by the military, which Abdel Aty was notably absent from, the Ministry of Health approved a phase of testing for the CC device on a larger number of patients, with a re-evaluation scheduled after a maximum period of one year.
Tayseer Abdel Aal, member of the research team of the Armed Forces, said that the team issued a request for verification of the device from international parties but have yet to receive a response.