A DOCTOR hired after a Skype interview was sacked two months later for being incompetent, a disciplinary panel was told.
Manik Sharma — an Indian radiographer in his 30s — was given a £34,000 contract following the interview over the internet in May last year.
But he was dismissed in July amid fears cancer patients could be put at risk.
A senior colleague told a disciplinary panel that Sharma demonstrated a “lack of fundamental understanding”.
It also emerged he walked out on patients he was treating at Colchester General Hospital to make phone calls.