Doctor found guilty of professional misconduct

Thu, Jan 10, 2013, 00:00

A doctor accused of touching, kissing and biting a number of women nurses has been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Medical Council’s fitness-to-practise committee.

Dr Osmanmahir Mahir, with addresses in Leitrim and Sudan, was found guilty of a range of allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards nursing staff, one of which amounted to an instance of professional misconduct, the committee ruled.

The charges related to Dr Mahir’s behaviour as a senior house officer at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin, in early 2009.

He was also found guilty of professional misconduct for failing to disclose to Sligo General Hospital in 2009 that he had been dismissed by the Dublin hospital after an inquiry into complaints by nursing staff.

The committee will convey its determination to the Medical Council, which will announce its sanction later.