Published: 2017-07-16 13:46
Last Updated: 2017-07-16 15:01
The Jordan Medical Association told Roya TV on Sunday that they will be filing a lawsuit against the man who filmed Dr. Abdullah Al Daoud smoking in his clinic last week, citing “defamation of character on social media and the press.”
Head of the doctors’ union, Dr. Ali Al Oboos, said that Dr. Al Daoud suffered emotional and financial losses as a result of the video.
Dr. Al Oboos added that the said doctor has been issued a warning without prior notice.
The doctor pointed out that it is clear in the video that Dr. Al Daoud was provoked by the patient and was only holding a cigarette in his hand, never actually lighting it.
Meanwhile, Dr. Al Daoud has filed an official complaint with the criminal prosecution against the man who filmed him, who has, according to him, “blackmailed him and invaded his privacy.”
Hatem Al Azraei, official spokesman for the Ministry of Health, told Roya TV that “smoking is prohibited by law in all public spaces, including hospital and medical clinics.”
Al Azraei invited doctors to act as role models by fighting smoking and preventing others from lighting up in public places, seeing as they are fully aware of the risks smoking imposes on someone’s health.