Abu Faour asks Doctors Syndicate to refer Ella Tannous case to disciplinary council

June 2, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Public Health Minister, Wael Abou Faour, on Tuesday asked of the Doctors’ syndicate to refer the case of young child, Ella Tannous, to the disciplinary council so that appropriate measures would be swiftly taken instead of waiting for the verdict of the criminal court, which would take years to come out.

An investigative report by the doctors’ syndicate says that Ella’s Dr. Issam Maalouf had failed to assess Ella’s health condition, a thing which eventually led to the amputation of her feet and arms at the American University Hospital.

On the other hand, Abou Faour contacted General Prosecutor, Judge Samir Hammoud, in an attempt to follow up on the ongoing investigations into Ella’s case. The Minister highly appreciated the judiciary’s keenness on unearthing the truth and punishing those who prove to be accountable – whether doctors or hospitals.