A doctor who killed a mother-of-three during a botched bone marrow biopsy left another patient permanently disabled three years earlier while carrying out the same treatment.
Ho hum, so run of the mill...
...previously left a patient disabled with mobility difficulties in another bone marrow biopsy. The NHS trust he worked for later admitted liability when the patient sued for damages. Dr Mamman was previously suspended by medical watchdogs for lying about his age.
He was sacked but then re-employed by the Royal Oldham Hospital, where he was responsible for a series of critical incidents before the fatal appointment, Manchester Crown Court was told. The doctor had also used various dates of birth and left his previous job because of 'poor performance'.
So what's the issue over his age?
...his 'true age' is a matter of 'controversy', the court heard, as his birthplace in rural Nigeria had no system of birth registration.
During his medical training he gave a date of birth of September 16 1936, which meant that he was 21 years old when he began his medical training and 81 at the time of the fatal hospital incident.
But he knocked years off his age by adopting a birth date in 1941, provided to the NHS, suggesting he began his medical degree at the age of 16.
However, in about 2001 and approaching what was then the compulsory retirement age of 65, Dr Mamman adopted an even later birth date - October 1947 - which he relied upon in an application for naturalisation as a British citizen - suggesting he started his degree course at the age of 10.
It utterly beggars belief, doesn't it? Can no-one in the NHS count..?
Dr Mamman had left his previous employment with the Medway Trust because of 'poor performance', and in 2015 a formal complaint was made to the Oldham hospital when a patient complained he used 'excessive force' during a bone marrow biopsy. The patient was told that Dr Mamman was in his 70s and his colleagues thought he should retire but they could not dismiss him purely because of his age. They were assured he would be put on light duties in future.
Can no one in the NHS tell the truth, either..?
Michael Hayton, mitigating, said it was clear Dr Mamman was a 'failing' doctor and he should not have been allowed to continue treating patients. He added: 'He is not the only person at fault. He should not have been allowed to be in the position he was.
'There's a grotesque catalogue of failings by the trust from 2015.'
Keep clapping for them, people...