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Extradition bid is likely after findings against doctor

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 23 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1468
  1. Bob Burton
  1. Canberra

    The Queensland government is seeking the voluntary return or extradition of Dr Jayant Patel after a commission of inquiry investigating his employment and performance at Bundaberg Base Hospital, Bundaberg, in central Queensland, recommended that criminal charges be laid against him (BMJ 2005;330:985, 30 Apr).

    An appeal by Queensland's attorney general, Rod Welford, that Dr Patel return voluntarily to respond to allegations against him has been rebuffed by his lawyers. One of Dr Patel's legal team in Australia, Damien Scattini, ruled out his return from the United States in the absence of any criminal …

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