Medical Council convicts doctor over negligence

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The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) tribunal has suspended a medical doctor, Dr. Godwin Maduakor, after finding him guilty of professional misconduct.

The council, Monday, resumed the trial of 14 medical doctors charged with professional misconduct.

Maduakor of Delta State, Asaba Medical Centre was tried in its first case and convicted of gross negligence.

The tribunal disclosed Maduakor was guilty of the count charges brought against him and is, therefore, suspended.

Chairman of the tribunal, Prof. Abba Hassan who read the judgment, said that Maduakor was suspended for six months.

The convict is one of the nine medical doctors who are standing trial for alleged professional misconduct from the hospital.

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Other doctors still standing trial from the Asaba Medical Centre are; Sunday Abiodun, Ogafe Ojenuwah, Oyefara Babatunde, Okoye Pascal Nnamdi, Anunobi Chijioke Ralu.

Also are, Adigba Ese Onodjohwoyovwe, Ogwu Robinson Onyekachukwu, Okoye Chukwuka and Iyiola Akeem Adewale.

The MDCN is the regulatory body of all medical and alternative medicine practitioners in the country, with the mandate to discipline any erring practitioners whose actions or in-actions fall short of the medical professional ethics.

The MDCN Tribunal has equal jurisdictions with the regular High Court hence its ruling can only be challenged at the Court of Appeal. 

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