Doctor stricken from medical register to challenge decision

A Sudanese doctor found guilty of professional misconduct after he told a patient to make her daughter "a gift to him" has told the High Court today that it was a misunderstanding.

Dr Eltayeb Elkhabir was investigated by an Irish Medical Council's fitness to practice committee, which was told he was overheard making inappropriate comments while working as a junior doctor at Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise in January 2011.

He says the matter is a misunderstanding arising from cultural and religious differences.

In a separate incident in February 2011, he took an hour and 15 minutes to attend to a 47-year-old woman with chest pains, who had recently suffered a heart attack.

He is to be given an opportunity to challenge a decision to strike him off the register at a Medical Council hearing in March.


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Charleton Tribunal hears how complaint against Garda whistleblower was withdrawn by his partner

Officers find €90k of cannabis hidden in parcel of fish in Portlaoise

Latest: Simon Coveney believes there are 'many outstanding issues' following May's Brexit speech

Belfast City Council to hire Irish language and Ulster Scots officers


Today's Stories

Cabinet warned demands for extra funds will be viewed 'extremely negatively'

HSE and gardaí ordered to release key reports

Former Cork tax office to be knocked after two fires

Farming survey: One third of farmers don’t think farming hits climate

Lifestyle

Getting clean and lean: James Duigan on the simplicity of changing your food habits

Ask Audrey: You’re 9 on the Crazy Scale, where 1 is sane and 10 is flying with Ryanair

Get out and enjoy: What's on offer for Culture Night?

Upper crusts: Eight sourdough breads tested

More From The Irish Examiner