A Saudi citizen was arrested for attacking a nurse in a hospital at Al-Majaridah city in Asir region on Friday.
Police said the man was arrested and legal measures were taken against him. He was then referred to the Public Prosecution.
The Ministry of Health reassured the nursing community about measures to protect their rights and said any verbal or physical assault on health practitioners is a crime punishable by law.
The penalties for such offenses may reach 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of SR1 million.
The ministry appealed to all victims of assaults to contact the concerned authorities through official channels or call 937.
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