Paramedic left partially deaf after man slaps her, Dubai court hears

The man hit the health care professional in a fit of rage after his father died in hospital

Children of divorced couples can travel out of the UAE with either of their parents, without permission from the other parent. AFP
Children of divorced couples can travel out of the UAE with either of their parents, without permission from the other parent. AFP

A paramedic was left partially deaf after an Emirati man slapped her, Dubai Criminal Court heard.

Judges were told the man, 32, hit the health care professional in a fit of rage after his father died in Rashid Hospital.

Paramedics were called to the Emirati man’s home in Nad Al Sheba after his father fell seriously ill on September 3, 2020.

He later died.

The man’s sister told him the paramedics were negligent.

“I was in shock about my father getting injured in his neck, then more shocked to hear he had died,” the man told prosecutors.

“I was in shock, and after my sister told me the [paramedics] were negligent, I approached [one paramedic] and slapped her.”

“I felt great pain in the left side of my head and I bled from my mouth,” said the Indian paramedic, 43.

A medical report said the woman was left with partial hearing loss in her left ear, which is considered a two per cent permanent disability.

The man was charged with physical assault. The next hearing is on May 25.

Updated: April 19, 2021 04:18 PM

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