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Dubai coma case: Sheikh Mohammed to pay for woman’s treatment


DUBAI – The case of a 24-year-old Emirati woman who fell into a coma after undergoing cosmetic surgery has reached the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has announced that he will pay for the woman’s treatment abroad.

The woman’s father said that officials from the Crown Prince Court told him that his daughter’s medical expenses will be covered by the prince, according to Al Ittihad newspaper.

The father will reportedly be heading to the Abu Dhabi Health Department next week to process the paperwork for his daughter’s travel and treatment in an undisclosed country.

The woman’s family said that she fell into a coma during a botched nose surgery at First Med Day Surgery Centre Dubai.

The family has filed a police case against doctors who performed the procedure. The Dubai Health Authority has also banned the doctors involved and the centre from performing surgeries pending complete investigation into the incident.

According to Emarat Al Youm newspaper, the anesthesiologist had stepped out of the surgery room to have a cigarette and coffee break, while the surgeon continued to operate on the patient without noticing that she had gone into cardiac arrest. GAD/Expat Media


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