Following the exposure of "Israel Today" about liposuction he performed on women without specializing in it, the Ministry of Health recently reported a suspicion that Dr. Ahmad Badran was also involved in the supply of pills that are not registered as approved for use in Israel.
A doctor (his name is kept in the system) at one of the hospitals in the north of the country told "Israel Today" that his sister was treated by Dr. Badran with "stomach contraction" pills, which caused her severe side effects. Following a post on Facebook about an operation he calls "stomach contraction" for weight loss, she visited a clinic he had in Israel at the time, did not receive any explanation as to which procedure it was, but decided to perform it and paid 10,000 shekels.
"When I was exposed to what happened, I was amazed, because as an internal medicine specialist I did not know about an injection treatment that constricts the stomach. A few hours later she began to suffer from nausea and vomiting, and did not eat for days, and indeed lost weight. He injected her, and he vehemently refused. "
The doctor then checked a pack of pills received by his sister, which arrived without any label or information, but the word slimmty was stamped on the pills and it was suspected that it was a pill made in Saudi Arabia and sold there as a weight loss pill, and not approved for use in Israel.
"Luckily, she came out unscathed because I instructed her to stop taking the pills," he said.
The suspicious capsule box,
Suspicion of negligence
As we reported in "Israel Today", the Ministry of Health is investigating reports from hospitals about complications in liposuction surgery, which resulted in the hospitalization of seven women.
One of them, 43 years old, is still hospitalized in critical condition at Hadassah Ein Kerem.
Despite a string of reports since September, Dr. Badran continues to recruit new patients.
Although the Ministry of Health closed one of its clinics in the Galilee landscape, according to a post on its Instagram page this week, Dr. Badran continues to invite his patients, from the Arab sector, to meet with him at branches in Bana, Deir al-Assad and the Galilee landscape - and treat them in Ramallah.
Dr. Badran's Instagram Page,
According to the procedures of the Ministry of Health, only a specialist in surgery, a plastic surgeon, a general surgeon or a dermatologist may perform liposuction procedures.
Dr. Badran is a general practitioner who is not an expert in the field, and along with the disciplinary offense from the accumulation of complaints, there was also a suspicion of negligence.
The Ministry of Health is conducting an investigation against him in a disciplinary case, and last week a long meeting was held with the doctor and his lawyer, but the ministry admits that they cannot act because the surgeries are performed in Ramallah.
Attorneys Tami Ullman and Nader Dib stated on behalf of Dr. Badran that he "does not know the details of the incident and does not know who it is, while we are dealing with an anonymous complaint. "Every element. Our client reserves all the legal rights to go to court and take all legal measures for insulting and abusive publications that have nothing to do with the truth and nothing."
The Ministry of Health stated: "As is well known, the Ministry of Health is handling the case of Dr. Badran."
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