‘Useless’ Skype doctor sacked

A DOCTOR hired after a Skype interview was sacked two months later for being incompetent, a disciplinary panel was told.

'Serious deficiencies' | Sharma. (Image | The Sun)
‘Serious deficiencies’ | Sharma. (Image | The Sun)

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.

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