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Neurosurgeon under suspicion. Ordem dos Médicos opens investigation. Hospital in silence

The Disciplinary Council of the Regional Section of the Center of the Order of Doctors (SRCOM) decided to open a process to investigate the case of the neurosurgeon at the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC), which is being investigated by the Public Ministry (MP) on suspicion of negligence. In cause, as DN reported last Tuesday, are the deaths of several patients, two of them last January – one was 29 years old, the other, 40 – due to alleged bad practices, in violation of leges artis of medicine– the set of international scientific and technical rules.

According to the president of this section of the OM, Carlos Cortes, “as soon as the news was seen, it was immediately sent to the Disciplinary Council, which is an autonomous decision-making body, to open a case”. In a statement sent to the DN, the president of this body, Isabel Luzeiro, confirms that “a process of investigation was initiated with a view to ascertaining the existence of any possible clinical malpractice in the Neurosurgery Service of CHUC and its author / s”.

The doctor in question, aged 62, is the head of the team specialized in brain tumors and it was in these surgeries that his performance began to put other hospital professionals and the medical teams that accompanied him on alert. The situation will have worsened to such an extent that several anesthesiologists specialized in neurosurgery have refused to operate with that doctor.

The complaint, addressed to the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), Lucília Gago, and to the national director of the Judicial Police (PJ), Luís Neves, based on information from other doctors and hospital personnel – who were unable to remain silent – in view of the worsening situation in the last two years.

The complaint, addressed to the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), Lucília Gago, and to the national director of the Judicial Police (PJ), Luís Neves, based on information from other doctors and hospital personnel – who were unable to remain silent – in view of the worsening situation in the last two years. All documents reached the former MEP Ana Gomes who signed the complaint, to avoid reprisals against the professionals. The investigation is headed by the Department of Investigation and Penal Action of Coimbra and is being conducted by the PJ.

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