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GMC accused of racism for pursuing further action against Dr Bawa-Garba in High Court

The doctors’ watchdog has been accused of racism for striking off a paediatrician over the death of a child.

Hadiza Bawa-Garba is to be struck off the register by the GMC for making fatal errors while caring for six-year-old Jack Adcock, who had sepsis.

But a leading professional body claims its decision was partly motivated by racism.

The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, which represents 5,000 doctors, said a white doctor in the same circumstances would have been treated more leniently.

Dr Ramesh Mehta, the president, who is also a paediatrician, said the GMC may have been partly influenced by the fact that Bawa-Garba, a Muslim who moved to Britain from her native Nigeria in 1994, wears a headscarf.

Read more in The Daily Mail.

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