Indian Doctor Suspended For Negligence In UK

by Medindia Content Team on  November 25, 2005 at 8:12 PM General Health News
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Indian Doctor Suspended For Negligence In UK
An Indian doctor has been suspended by the General Medical Council (GMC) of Britain for six months for failing to spot obvious signs of a severe infection in a patient who later died.

Rajeev Srivastava, 40, now based in Dundee, has been suspended for failing to act when 31-year-old Sean Phillips fell ill after a routine knee operation at the Southampton General Hospital.

He was convicted of manslaughter and given an 18-month prison sentence suspended for two years following Phillips's death in June 2000.

The doctor, who is now a clinical pathologist at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, was told by the GMC that his fitness to practise was impaired.

Srivastava could have faced being struck off the medical register, but the panel decided suspension for six months would be suitable punishment. The panel declared itself satisfied that Srivastava's work now presented no danger to patients.

It also accepted he had shown remorse and had apologised "sincerely and genuinely" for the "terrible lapse of judgment" on his part.

Phillips' father Myles, of Faversham, Kent, criticised the GMC for its handling of the case. He said he would have preferred to have seen the doctor struck off the medical register.

(IANS)


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