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Asian doctor accused of bungling surgery

The General Medical Council said that urologist Hurais Syed was not qualified as a consultant here and left two dead.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2006 18:50 IST
UK Bureau
UK Bureau

Urologist Hurais Syed, 51, who trained in Pakistan is now facing an investigation by the General Medical Council for assuming the role of a surgeon. He was not qualified to operate.

The council heard that he was not qualified as a consultant in the UK and left two patients dead after bungling operations.

Syed is accused of having "seriously flawed" surgical skills and techniques. A 67-year-old man and woman of 78 died after surgery at Dewhurst Hospital, Dewsbury, West Yorks.

Syed denies his fitness to practice is impaired. The hearing continues in London.

Unfortunately such alleged instances give a bad name to Asian practitioners. A dentist also of Asian-origin had been caught allegedly defrauding the National Health Service to the tune of £200,000 by claiming expensive dental treatments that were never done.

First Published: Feb 14, 2006 18:50 IST