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Dubai clinic handed surgery ban after rhinoplasty 'malpractice'

Dubai Health Authority says no surgeries can take place at First Med Day Surgery Centre in Dubai until investigation is complete

Dubai clinic handed surgery ban after rhinoplasty 'malpractice'
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Two medical practitioners have been banned after performing plastic surgery on an Emirati patient which led to her being paralysed and slipping into a coma, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced.

It said it has also stopped the First Med Day Surgery Centre in Dubai, where the surgery took place, from conducting any surgeries until the results of the investigation are complete.

The 24-year-old female patient suffered complications during a rhinoplasty to repair a deviated septum due to "malpractice", the authority said in a tweet.

The procedure cost $14,000 and the patient is now in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi but continues to be in a coma.

The DHA said: "Following the case of the Emirati 24-year-old patient who entered a coma due to malpractice, the DHA announced that it has stopped the First Med Day Surgery Centre Dubai from conducting any surgeries until the results of the investigation are complete.

The DHA said that it has also stopped the two doctors who conducted the surgery - referred to as ENT surgeon SH and anesthhesia specialist SD - from practising, adding that legal action will be taken against all those who risk the lives of patients.

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