Hasbani Follows up the Death of Farah Kassab and Issues Two Decisions and Two Letters to the General Prosecution and the Order of Physicians
The Information Office of Deputy Prime Minister Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani issued the following statement:
In the context of following up the death of Farah Kassab after she underwent a cosmetic surgery in a specialized hospital in cosmetic surgeries,
Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani took the following actions:
The issuance of a decision on the prevention of surgical operations that require a general anesthetic in day hospitals or other cosmetic surgery clinics.
The issuance of a decision on the prevention of surgical operations that require a general anesthetic in Dr. Nader Saab hospital specialized in cosmetic surgery.
The issuance of a letter to the Public Prosecutor to investigate into the death of Farah Kassab.
The issuance of a letter to the Lebanese Order of Physicians in Beirut to conduct necessary investigations into the death of Farah Kassab, and give the Order a period of two weeks to clarify some technical medical points and answer questions asked by Health Minister concerning the death of the said woman.
These steps came to complete the immediate oral decision of Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani to cease operations in the said clinic after the woman's death, and the written decision issued Friday 2 June 2017 which stipulates the following:
Surgeries that may cause complications that require intensive care like liposuction and other surgeries shall not performed in places other than specialized hospitals which include an intensive care division that holds a license form Health Ministry in accordance with due process.
The doctor should explain to the patient the risks of the surgery, including the plastic surgery, and ask the patient to sign the Patient Right Form and the informed consent.