Health Minister Wael Abu Faour during a press conference, Thursday, August 3, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour revealed a number of scandalous cases involving medical error and negligence Monday, including one that made headlines two months ago. The medical error committee formed by the Health Ministry has investigated 20 cases where complaints were presented to the ministry, Abu Faour said during a press conference after meeting with the body. The consultative committee is comprised of a number of carefully selected doctors, according to the minister, and investigates complaints presented to the Health Ministry by citizens who believe that there have been medical errors in their cases.One of the cases that was determined to involve negligence or medical error was that of Ella Tannous, an infant who had to have all her limbs amputated, allegedly as a result of misdiagnosis.
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