NHS paediatrician accused of worrying parents into private care


  • Dawn O'Shea
  • UK Professional News
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An NHS paediatrician is appearing before a medical practitioners tribunal accused of worrying parents into getting private health care for their children.

The tribunal will enquire into allegations that Dr Mina Chowdhury, who practices in Stirling, created undue concern among the parents of three paediatric patients, encouraging them to access private care through a private company which he was medical director of.

It is alleged that, during consultations with three patients and their families between March and August 2017, Dr Chowdhury failed to provide good clinical care by creating an unwarranted sense of concern without clinical justification. It is further alleged that he included information in the patients’ medical records that he knew to be untrue, and that he suggested private medical treatment and failed to arrange referral for NHS investigation and/or treatment.

It is alleged that at all material times Dr Chowdhury was managing director and shareholder of Meras Global Ltd and Meras Healthcare Ltd, and that his actions in relation to the three patients were both financially motivated and dishonest.

The hearing is expected to continue until 1 November 2019.

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