RIYADH, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- An Arab plastic surgeon is at risk of losing his medical license and facing legal charges of being responsible for the amputation of three limbs of a Saudi young woman, according to a local health panel on Sunday.
The panel was formed by the health authorities in Riyadh after the victim's mother filed a case against the private clinic surgeon who carried out a liposuction surgery for her daughter, the health ministry said in a statement.
The condition of the patient deteriorated after the surgery and was admitted to a government hospital, where the doctors decided to amputate her both hands and right leg as the only means to protect her life.
The investigators said the facilities of the private clinic, without medical devices to deal with common surgery-related complications, doesn't meet even the minimum requirements for safe surgeries.
The Saudi health ministry has repeatedly warned private health facilities to follow health instructions and regulations to avoid legal actions.