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Medical doctor suspended for a year due to negligence

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton
By Tanzara Jackson 
 
A medical doctor who worked at the Annotto Bay Hospital in St. Mary was suspended last month for a year, following acts of negligence.
 
The Medical Council of Jamaica took the action against Dr. Mohammed Khan in a matter relating to an incident which involved a patient at his private practice in February 2022.
 
According to a statement obtained by Radio Jamaica News, the Council held hearings on February 21 and 28, March 6 and 15, subsequent to complaints received from the family.
 
It was reported that their relative, who was in the care of Dr. Khan, was given local anesthesia and started having seizure-like movements after an injection was administered.
 
She reportedly died on the way to hospital.
 
Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton said the ruling was communicated to the Northeast Regional Health Authority, and "when [Dr. Khan's] contract expired, [his] contract was not renewed".  
 
According to the council's suspension order, Dr. Khan should be supervised by a senior surgeon for six months upon his return to practice, and this senior surgeon will then be asked to confirm his compentece.
 
Additionally, the private facility in which he practiced should be certified by the appropriate unit of the Ministry of Health before he resumes.
 


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