Belfast City Hospital locum Dr Alem Kahsay cut 'cancer patient's chance of survival to 10%
Dr Alem KAHSAY was cited for the treatment of 4 cancer patients in the Belfast Trust, it was also cited that Dr Alem KAHSAY had also failed another patinet while in employment with the Shrewsbury Trust where from 8 to 19 November 2010 was employed as a Locum Consultant in Clinical Oncology
Save The Mid will be following up this report with a detailed examination of the dangers of locum doctors in due course.
Determination on immediate sanction
Having determined that Dr Kahsay’s name be erased from the Medical Register, the Panel has now considered in accordance with Section 38(1) of the Medical Act 1983, as amended, whether to impose an immediate order of suspension on his registration.
You referred the Panel to the GMC’s Indicative Sanctions Guidance (April 2009, revised August 2009) (the ISG). You also referred the Panel to its determination on sanction. You submitted that the Panel’s reasoning in its sanction determination goes to the heart of an immediate order.
Having considered all the circumstances in Dr Kahsay’s case, and the seriousness of the findings against him, the Panel has determined that it is necessary for the protection of members of the public, or otherwise in the public interest to impose an immediate order of suspension.
The present Interim Order on Dr Kahsay’s registration is hereby revoked.
The direction for erasure, as already announced, will take effect 28 days from the date upon which written notice of this decision is deemed to have been served upon Dr Kahsay, unless he lodges an appeal in the interim. If Dr Kahsay lodges an appeal, the immediate order will remain in force until the substantive direction takes effect.
That concludes this case.”