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 foreign minister meets counterparts in Niger

Updated 27 November 2020

Saudi foreign minister meets counterparts in Niger

NIAMEY, Niger: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held meetings with his counterparts in the Niger capital of Niamey on Friday.

The meetings were held on the sidelines of the 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation currently being held under the title “United Against Terrorism for Peace and Development.”

Prince Faisal had separate meetings with Benin Foreign Minister Aurélien Agbénonci, Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi, Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin, and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

They discussed the topics on the conference agenda, in addition to reviewing bilateral relations and issues of common interest.