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Friday , September 25 2020

Doctors acquitted in forgery case of overseas treatment

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: The Court of Cassation presided over by Judge Saleh Al-Muraished upheld the verdict issued by a lower court which acquitted doctors who were accused of forging official documents concerning overseas treatments and facilitating the theft of public funds.

In 2017, Director of Public Prosecution Counselor Dherar Al-Asousi referred to the Criminal Court the lawsuit filed against the misuse of overseas treatment for touristic purposes through forgery, which allows undeserving patients to travel overseas instead of the deserving patients.

The Public Prosecution had called for punishing six doctors of Ministry of Health including some who occupied senior positions. However, these doctors had submitted evidences to prove that the procedures they had taken were correct and in line with the relevant laws.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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