Nurses suspected Carlo Mosca, 47, would be capable of killing year-old Natale Bassi and year-old Angelo Paletti in WhatsApp messages, according to prosecutors. Get our daily coronavirus email newsletter with all the news you need to know direct to your inbox. A doctor has been arrested on suspicion of murdering two patients in a Covid hospital ward in order to 'free up beds', it has been reported. Carlo Mosca, 47, is accused of administering lethal doses of anesthetics to two patients in Lombardy, Italy last March.
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A coroner today demanded a review of EU agreements over the recognition of doctors when he ruled that the death of a year-old patient who was administered a tenfold overdose by an "incompetent" German GP was unlawful killing. William Morris called the death of David Gray "gross negligence and manslaughter" and issued 11 recommendations to the Department of Health for the improvement of out-of-hours GP services. Daniel Ubani, a Nigerian-born German citizen, was on his first UK shift as a locum when he killed Gray, whom he injected with mg of diamorphine — 10 times the recommended maximum dose. Gray had been suffering from renal colic when he was treated by Ubani at his home in Manea, Cambridgeshire, on 16 February After Gray's death, a national database of all doctors working as out-of-hours GPs will be set up in an attempt to avoid doctors such as Ubani working in Britain. The database was recommended by Gray's family today, and Mike O'Brien, the health services minister, agreed to implement their suggestion.
And when it does, patients need to take some moral responsibility for their actions. Any doctor caught ignoring this rule is likely to face professional sanction — including being struck off. And it may not end there. The doctor could also be charged with a sexual offence or face a civil action for battery or harassment. When patients sexually harass their doctors, they face the same legal liability as mentioned above.
Doctors, nurses, midwives and all other healthcare professionals are to be told that sexual relationships not only with patients but also former patients are unacceptable, under draft proposals from regulators. A comprehensive package of reforms, which starts with the training of medical staff, will be published by the Council for Healthcare and Regulatory Excellence in the summer in the hope of changing medical culture. According to Professor Julie Stone, the council's former deputy director and executive lead on the project, there is a need to go beyond mere guidelines to try to establish a culture in which healthcare staff have a deeply rooted understanding of the damage that can be done by becoming involved with a patient.