Clinic shut down for botched circumcisions

Updated 07 June 2013

Clinic shut down for botched circumcisions

The Madinah Health Department has closed down a private clinic and imposed a fine for performing medically incorrect circumcision procedures on 47 children.
Abdullah bin Ali Al-Taifi, the general director of Health Affairs in Madinah, said the medical committee that was tasked with investigating the violations issued three orders. In the first instance, the clinical facility was shut down.
In addition, a fine of SR 100,000 was slapped on the clinic and the doctor responsible for performing the procedures was banned from work and traveling abroad pending investigation. They have the right to object or appeal against the department’s decision within 60 days of the notification.
Citizens and residents of Madinah were outraged to learn that an otolaryngologist specialized in ear, nose and throat working at a private medical center conducted circumcision procedures without prior experience.
Fahad Khsheim, director of medical licenses at the Madinah Health Directorate, announced later that only surgeons qualified to perform circumcisions would be allowed to do that.


Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 27 November 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 345,622
  • A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 17 deaths from COVID-19 and 302 new infections on Friday.
Of the new cases, 70 were recorded in Riyadh, 28 in Jeddah, 18 in Yanbu, 17 in Madinah, 14 in Dhahran, 14 in Makkah and 8 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 345,622 after 407 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.