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Gynaecologist is struck off for misconduct in his treatment of four patients

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 11 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4373
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A locum consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology who was accused of a catalogue of clinical failings has been struck off the UK medical register after he repeatedly expressed contempt for the proceedings and declined to attend when his former patients were testifying.

Malay Haldar, who qualified in India in 1987, was charged at a medical practitioners’ tribunal with misconduct in his treatment of four patients while working as a locum in Harlow in 2016 and in Birmingham in 2018.

He carried out a perineal reconstruction on a hysterectomy patient when she had explicitly refused it, explaining that she was a widow and not interested in a sex life. It left her with difficulty in …

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