Doctor is struck off over errors

A DOCTOR has been struck off after leaving pregnant patients bleeding heavily on the operating room table following botched Caesarean section operations.

Dr Osamudiame Giwa-Osagie, who was a locum registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology, claimed there was a “conspiracy” against him, and suggested he was being punished for saying he had suffered racial discrimination.

But a General Medical Council (GMC) hearing last year heard two patients “could have lost their lives due to his incompetence”. He repeatedly told colleagues helping him with an operation in Aberdeen Maternity hospital in 2009 “everything was under control” as the woman haemorrhaged blood.

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His unusually fast incisions into the patient were blamed for the heavy bleeding, which meant the patient lost two pints of blood.

Just a month later he repeated the mistake at Salisbury hospital in Wiltshire.

Announcing its decision this week, Dr Giwa-Osagie was told: “The panel considers that your misconduct is the product of attitudinal deficiencies which you have repeatedly failed to acknowledge during the course of these proceedings.”