Scots doctor who wrongly diagnosed children with cancer to scare parents into private treatment charging £500 a go to train medics
A pediatrician who has falsely diagnosed children with cancer to scare parents into paying for private treatment has raised money by training other doctors while a decision about his future has been delayed.
Dr. Mina Chowdhury was found to have scared three groups of parents 17 months ago to pay for private scans and tests at his Meras Healthcare company in Glasgow in a tribunal.
But while the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) concluded that Chowdhury’s behavior was “unfair” and “financially motivated,” it has yet to confirm whether he is fit to work as a physician after an unusually lengthy delay.
Now sources have spoken to their anger that the 45-year-old taught life-saving skills to unconscious candidates from all over the country and paid thousands of pounds per session.
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A physician, who recently attended a two-day training course in Glasgow led by the shamed physician, said Chowdhury could simultaneously train dozens of candidates who pay more than £ 500 to be there.
They said, “I’m disgusted. There were no warnings about his ongoing tribunal.
“I only found out when I tried to post a review online and the articles came up.
“This company is all about honesty and integrity. Then I questioned certain things he had said. It’s very hypocritical.”
Chowdhury remains an NHS Forth Valley employee, but the tribunal is covering his private work between March 2017 and August 2017, when it was found that he had created “an unwarranted sense of concern” in the parents.
A spokeswoman for the Manchester-based Advanced Life Support Group, the accreditor for the courses being conducted in Glasgow, said: “The Advanced Life Support Group is aware of the MPTS Tribunal’s findings and awaits final judgment on Dr. Chowdhury’s fitness for practice.
“We will then take appropriate action based on that final outcome.”
An MPTS spokeswoman said it planned to continue Chowdhury’s case this month.
No explanation was given for the delay.
We tried to contact Chowdhury at his home address in west Glasgow, but a woman who answered said he was not available.
He did not respond to our request for comment.
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