Health Minister Cracks Down on Doctors for Withholding Advance Payments

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20: Dr. Ahmed Al-Awadhi, the Minister of Health, has initiated an investigation and suspended several doctors from their duties pending the completion of the inquiry. This action was taken in response to their refusal to reimburse payments they had received as advances for scheduled surgeries, which were ultimately declined by the patients.

The sources clarified that the minister’s decision was prompted by patient complaints, which were thoroughly investigated and found to be valid, reports Al Rai. The sources emphasized the importance of doctors returning the funds they had accepted in advance for the purpose of securing operation appointments.

Furthermore, the sources underscored that such actions by the doctors run counter to professional ethics and disregard the patients’ choices, compelling the minister to take corrective actions against them.

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