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GP struck off after 30 patients are infected with hepatitis B

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1308
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A 70 year old GP in London who served a jail term for performing illegal abortions was struck off the medical register for the second time last week after he admitted causing an outbreak of acute hepatitis B.

    Madhusudan Shivadikar, who ran the Finchley Alternative Medical Centre in north London, was found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council after causing 30 patients to become infected with hepatitis B.

    The GMC's professional conduct …

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