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Doctor Admits Lying About Qualifications

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Doctor Admits Lying About Qualifications

Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - An Auckland GP has been suspended and fined by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal after admitting lying about his qualifications.

Vikram Jayaprakash, 34, who emigrated from the UK in 2005, faced two charges laid by a New Zealand Medical Council professional committee, New Zealand Doctor newspaper reported.

One charge related to false information on a CV used in late-2008 to get work as a trainee in anaesthesia at Auckland District Health Board.

Dr Jayaprakash claimed he passed the Royal College of Physicians membership exams, part one and two, and the primary exam for the fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in the UK.

The second charge related to lying to the anaesthesia training supervisor at Auckland City Hospital in mid-2009. He said he passed the primary fellowship exam for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) earlier than year.

Dr Jayaprakash admitted lying about ANZCA after he gave the supervisor a forged letter to confirm his claim and was then challenged.

Auckland DHB then launched an investigation into Dr Jayaprakash's qualifications. He was subsequently dismissed in August and later found work as a GP.

The tribunal suspended Dr Jayaprakash for six months, fined him $5000 and $9600 cots.

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