Minister of Health Dr. Jamal Al-Harbi said Saturday he ordered the Medical License Committee of his ministry to interrogate a surgeon involved in a video showing a liposuction surgery on a woman.
"The video, circulated live on social media, shows the surgeon conducting the cosmetic procedure for the woman in contravention of the values and standards of the medical profession," the minister told KUNA tonight.
"The surgeon is a consultant in general surgery, not the plastic surgery, so he is not entitled to conduct such procedure.
"Besides, it is unacceptable to film a surgery and circulate such a video which violates the privacy of the patient and the standards of the profession," the minister explained.
The video, circulated on Facebook and Twitters earlier this evening, drew resentment among the professional and public circles.