Doctor who refused HIV test is struck off register

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:845
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. legal correspondent, BMJ

    An obstetrician who refused to have an HIV test, lied about an affair, and continued working for eight months after learning that his former lover was HIV positive had his name erased from the medical register by the General Medical Council last week.

    Dr Patrick Ngosa returned to his native Zambia just days before the GMC's professional conduct committee was told that he had lied, covered up his relationship with a divorcee, and caused his patients mental suffering. Some 1750 women on whom he operated during his time at four British hospitals have received letters telling them that they were …

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