Doctor who carried out three abortions as favour to colleague is allowed to resume unrestricted practiceBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2314 (Published 24 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2314
- Clare Dyer
A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist who three times evacuated the womb of a woman who may have been carrying a viable pregnancy as a “favour” to a colleague may resume unrestricted practice after spending 18 months working under imposed conditions, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has decided.
Mohamed Al-Samarraie’s fitness to practise was judged to be impaired by a tribunal service panel in 2012, after he admitted providing inappropriate care to “patient A” in three different pregnancies over a 15 month period from 2005 to 2007.
On each occasion the woman, from Sudan, had been brought to Al-Samarraie by …