Friday 9 December 2016

GP who was struck off found practising

Published 22/12/2015 | 02:30

A doctor was found practising in Dublin city despite being removed from the medical register. Photo: PA
A doctor was found practising in Dublin city despite being removed from the medical register. Photo: PA

Members of the public have been asked to make a report if a GP who was struck off the register is found practising again.

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The Medical Council issued the appeal yesterday in relation to Dr Mohammad Ahmed Khan after a High Court injunction was secured to stop him from practising.

It is understood he was found practising in Dublin city despite being removed from the medical register.

The watchdog said Dr Khan's registration was cancelled in June. It followed an earlier fitness-to-practise inquiry where he was found guilty of professional misconduct.

He had over-prescribed sleeping pills to a patient who was addicted to them. Dr Khan practised in Wicklow Street in Dublin.

A previous inquiry had also found him guilty of professional misconduct on 11 of 15 allegations made against him.

At the earlier hearing he accepted critical findings made against him in an independent report. The hearing heard he had over-prescribed the drug to four patients in terms of both quantity and the duration of the prescription.

A spokeswoman for the Medical Council said yesterday: "If any member of the public becomes aware of Dr Khan continuing to practise medicine in Ireland, they should contact the Medical Council or their local garda station."

Irish Independent

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