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Doctor who 'could not take patient's pulse' fails to show at inquiry

The Medical Council is probing allegations that a doctor at Letterkenny Hospital engaged in professional misconduct and poor professional performance.

Letterkenny General Hospital
Letterkenny General Hospital
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A DOCTOR HAS failed to show up at a Medical Council inquiry that was due to hear allegations including that she was unable to take a patient’s pulse.

RTÉ News reports that Dr Asia Ndaga, with an address in Coleraine in Co Derry, worked at Letterkenny General Hospital and was due to show at a two-day inquiry into allegations of professional misconduct and poor professional performance.

Counsel for the Medical Council alleged that whilst working as a senior house officer at Letterkenny, Dr Ndaga could not identify the amount of oxygen being administered to a patient, nor the medical devices being used. She is also alleged to have been unable to take the patient’s pulse and diagnosed the patient with rickets when she should have known this was not the case.

The inquiry continues.

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