Northern Ireland

Donegal doctor fails to turn up for medical inquiry

A doctor who worked in a Donegal hospital has failed to turn up at an inquiry into allegations of misconduct.

Dr Asia Ndaga, who lives in Coleraine, is accused of a series of failures, including not being able to take a patient's pulse.

The allegations relate to August 2010 when Dr Ndaga worked as a senior house officer at Letterkenny General Hospital.

Attempts have been made to contact Dr Ndaga by letter, email and phone.

JP McDowell, counsel for the Medical Council, told the inquiry that Dr Ndaga was treating a patient suffering from drowsiness and she could not assess the amount of oxygen being administered, failed to identify the medical devices being used and could not take the patient's pulse.

The inquiry heard that Dr Ndaga diagnosed rickets in the patient when she ought to have known this was not the case.

It is also alleged that Dr Ndaga failed to take an adequate patient history.

Dr Ndaga is also registered with the General Medical Council in Britain.