Saudi Man Shoots Male Doctor For Assisting His Wife’s Delivery
Dubai: An unidentified Saudi man shot and injured a male gynaecologist who helped his wife deliver a baby at the King Fahad hospital in the Kingdoms capital Riyadh on Wednesday.
According to media reports, the father of the new born went to the hospital and told the doctor he wanted to see him to thank him for helping his wife with the delivery of the baby, Saudi news site Sabq reported.
Jordanian doctor Muhannad Al Zabn, who delivered the baby one month ago, met the man in the garden of the hospital and during the conversation, the new-born’s father took out a gun he had concealed under his clothes and fired at the doctor.
On hearing the gunshot, medics rushed to the site and took the victim to the emergency department then to the intensive care unit where doctors removed a bullet from his lung. The shooter was later arrested who argued that the male doctor had no right to assist his wife’s delivery and that a woman gynaecologist should have been around.
Hospitals spokesperson Bassam Al Buraikan confirmed the incident saying the doctor’s condition was now stable.