Doctor jailed for botched circumcisions

Updated 18 June 2013

Doctor jailed for botched circumcisions

An ENT doctor has been sentenced to six months in prison and fined SR 100,000 for botching up circumcision operations on six children in a private clinic in Madinah, local media reported.
The ruling, issued by a health commission, included canceling the medical license of the doctor and banning him from practicing for life.
The parents of the affected children called the punishment light, saying it does not measure up to the damages inflicted on their children.
The ruling did not hold the clinic responsible in the case.
One of the children whose genital organ was damaged due to the circumcision operation will undergo catheterization. This would enable him to urinate as his urinary system was blocked after the operation.
Earlier, the Madinah Health Department closed down the clinic and imposed a fine of SR 100,000 on it for carrying out the incorrect medical procedures on the six children. A medical committee formed to this end was tasked to investigate the violations and accordingly issue the penalties.
The private clinic, meanwhile, has started accumulating debts it owes to a number of medical and service firms following its closure by the Madinah Health Department 12 days ago.
The clinic has reportedly enjoyed a good reputation in conducting circumcision operations under a doctor named Ammar who died several months ago. The clinic tried to exploit its popularity and assigned the ENT doctor to perform the operations.


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.