Doctor of Indian origin found guilty


London, Nov 16, 2004

A doctor of Indian origin who worked as a general practitioner throughout the south of England despite being warned that he did not have the proper qualifications has been found guilty of misconduct.

At a disciplinary hearing at the General Medical Council (GMC) last week, Krishan Lal Marwah, now in his 70s, was found guilty of a series of allegations of misconduct covering a period from January 2000 to October 2003.

Marwah, who is now reported to have relocated to New Delhi, denies professional misconduct.

The GMC's interim orders committee suspended him in November last year while an investigation took place.

It has been alleged that Marwah, who qualified in Kolkata in 1954, took a job as a general practitioner at the Chelmer Village Surgery without possessing a certificate of competence