Abu Dhabi: Saudi Sharia Health Court in Taif has convicted a doctor and a nurse in the case of the child, Nahar Al Harithi, known as the victim of genital ectomy, and ordered them to pay 160,000 riyals compensation for both public and private rights, local media reported.
Nahar’s father had accused King Faisal Hospital of negligence and making a medical error that resulted in the removal of part of his son’s genitalia.
Qusay Al Sharif, the complainant’s lawyer, told Okaz the court had only convicted two - a doctor who was proven not to be in his position at the time of the accident, and an emergency nurse who was proven to have interfered in the case by instructing the child to open a medical file, which is outside his duties.
The defendants were each fined 5,000 riyals in the private right, and 150,000 to be paid jointly by the duo (half the blood money in the private right).
According to the attorney’s opinion, the court dismissed compensation for the child’s psychological damage that he will be suffering for life.
The lawyer said he will appeal against the decision before the Board of Grievances during the legal period.
For his part, Nahar’s father, Sultan Al Harithi, was shocked by the Sharia court’s decision to acquit a number of the accused in the case, including those who were involved in delaying the intervention to treat his son and give him help. He questioned granting the consultant physician a final exit before being investigated, and the failure of the operating room official and the anesthesia doctor, the hospital administration to respond to the complaint.
Al Harithi called for the formation of a committee from outside the Mecca region to interrogate all parties and treat his son at the expense of the Ministry of Health in advanced clinics, SR10 million compensation and the attorney fees.
Nahar was refused treatment two years ago under the pretext that he has no health card, despite his family’s attempt to present a copy of his card, but the receptionist, the duty manager and the nurse refused to take the necessary measures until the child lost one of his gonads.