‘Disrespectful’ doctor slammed on social media Foreign doctor was filmed talking to a patient with his foot on the table at a hospital in Jizan





Saudi Arabia: ‘Disrespectful’ doctor slammed on social media
Foreign doctor was filmed talking to a patient with his foot on the table at a hospital in Jizan

Manama: Saudis have called for stringent action against a doctor at a hospital in Jizan in the southern part of the kingdom for failing to show respect for his patient.


The doctor, reportedly a foreigner, was filmed talking to the patient while he had his foot on his office table, a mark of utter respect in the Arab world.

The seven-second clip went viral on the internet and several users called upon the health authorities in Jazan and in Saudi Arabia to investigate the matter and take action against the doctor.

They also called on them to take action to assess the level of satisfaction of patients with the services and attitudes of doctors and paramedics, Saudi news site Al Marsad reported on Sunday.

A blogger, writing under the moniker of Citizen said that the health ministry should not hesitate to take action against the doctor and others who showed arrogance.

“The video clip is very clear and this doctor is failing to be respectful of people and of local traditions,” he posted. “If the hospital does not take action promptly, we are confident that the higher authorities will move into action to ensure discipline within the hospital and the health ministry,” he said.

Al Qannas, another blogger, said that people working in the health sector needed to be reminded of the nobility of their mission.

“Some doctors and nurses tend to forget that their job is to help alleviate sufferings and ease pains,” Al Qannas said. “Their humanity should make them truly humble and ready to help people who need assistance. Unfortunately, some of them forget such ideals and treat people, particularly patients, with arrogance. This is unacceptable and it should not be allowed,” he said.
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