Sunday 25 September 2016

The medics responsible for a litany of blunders

Published 30/01/2016 | 03:53

Dr Iman Ekky. Photo: Collins Photos
Dr Iman Ekky. Photo: Collins Photos
Dr Mihai Anton

Dr Dawar Siddiqi, who worked as a locum consultant radiologist at Bantry General Hospital between May and September 2013, was found guilty of poor professional performance.

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He was accused of making serious errors in relation to a number of his CT scan reports. They included scans of patients who had a potential brain tumour and another examination of possible cancer of the lymph nodes.

Dr Iman Ekky was found guilty of poor professional performance in November 2013 after misdiagnosing a woman with herpes, despite the woman's insistence she was in a loving, monogamous relationship.

During the inquiry, the 36-year-old victim said she felt stupid and that she was being told that, if she was not "playing away", then her husband was.

Dr Ekky, who worked at the Drumcondra Clinic in Dublin, had eight allegations of poor professional performance proved against her.

Dr Vincent Osunkwo was found guilty of professional misconduct and poor professional performance in December 2013 for trying to read an X-ray upside down and using a scalpel in an attempt to insert a tube into a patient.

He worked at Portlaoise Hospital from March to April 2009.

Dr Mihai Anton, a paediatric surgeon from Romania who was employed in Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin, had difficulty scrubbing up for theatre and putting on a gown and surgical gloves.

He was hired after a phone interview and worked for 10 days at the hospital before being suspended.

He was unable to write an accurate record in patients' notes and was unable to order certain medical tests.

Dr Anton was found guilty of poor professional performance.

Dr Bolarinwa Oluwole was found guilty of professional misconduct for lying about his past when applying to work in Ireland.

While working in Canada, he had sex with two women who came to him for psychiatric help and he made sexual advances to a third while working in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

He kept a stash of pornography and condoms in his office desk.

After just one day as a locum psychiatrist in the Cavan-Monaghan area, he was let go following a tip-off.

Irish Independent

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