Dr Quamrul Huda – Professional Misconduct – Registration cancelled
29 Aug 2019
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal against Dr Quamrul Huda, a medical practitioner who worked at the After-Hours Clinic attached to Canterbury Hospital in Sydney. The Commission alleged that in December 2015, Patient A attended on Dr Huda after she had been bitten by her dog. The Commission alleged that Dr Huda failed to remove Patient A’s bandage, failed to adequately examine Patient A’s hand and sent Patient A home. Patient A was subsequently hospitalised and suffered a severe infection requiring months of rehabilitation. The Commission also alleged that during its investigation of the matter, Dr Huda dishonestly asserted that he had performed a thorough inspection of Patient A’s hand and dishonestly altered Patient A’s medical record by adding additional notes.
In its decision dated 8 July 2019, the Tribunal found Dr Huda guilty of professional misconduct. The Tribunal found that Dr Huda had unethically included information in Patient A’s medical record which he knew to be untrue. The Tribunal stated, “failure to demonstrate integrity and ethical practice as a medical practitioner must be seen as one of the most significant bars to practice as a medical practitioner. The public must be able to trust… that personal honesty is demonstrated in every aspect of the practitioners’ interaction with the public as a medical practitioner.” Accordingly, the Tribunal made an order cancelling Dr Huda’s registration and imposed a non-review period of 1 year.
The full decision is available at NSW Caselaw.
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to email@example.com.
The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply. For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au.