The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria(MDCN) on Tuesday convicted and withdrawn the licence of one Dr ndukwu Vitalis who was found guilty of professional negligence of duty for 6 months.

The sentence, according to Chairman of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Tribunal, Prof. Abba Waziri Hassan, commences from 30 November 2016.

The accused who has been on suspension since 2016, it is assumed that has served out his sentence.

Vitalis was brought to the tribunal on one count charge of professional negligence for leaving his clinic open for service without any trained hand to attend to patients, leading to the death of a patient, who came for treatment in his absence.

Vitalis, who has been on suspension since 2016, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him in April.

The Tribunal had convicted two other doctors on Monday for professional negligence and were slammed the maximum punishment of six months suspension.

The MDCN is the regulatory and licensing body of both medical doctors and dental surgeons in Nigeria.

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Courtesy: Nation


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