Doctors warn Saudis about fake medical centres abroad

According to the Saudi Gazette, medical consultants have warned diabetes and tumour patients in Saudi and other Gulf countries against fake centres abroad which claim to treat these conditions through stem cell therapy.

The article quotes Dr. Abdul Moeen Al-Agha, professor of diabetes and endocrinology at the College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, saying that he regretted the fact that criminal gangs were exploiting the helplessness of the patients with chronic diseases with lies.

He said as soon as the summer vacation approaches, the fake medical centers in many countries would start their propaganda campaign to attract patients from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries.

Agha recalled that a patient had come to him with an advertisement from a center in an Asian country. The advertisement claimed that the center uses stem cell therapy to permanently cure diabetes and cancer. He said the advertisement was titled “Farewell to diabetes and insulin injections”. He added that the patient asked him to help him travel to this country.

Agha said though new research into curing chronic diseases through stem cell therapy was promising it still faced many challenges for applying successfully.

He said the claims that stem cells were successfully implanted in patients at a medical center in eastern Europe was fake and so were the claims that new herbal cures for diabetes and cancer were found in an Arab country.

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