15 Mar 2017

Questions raised about why fake psychiatrist not detected sooner

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 15 March 2017

Mohamed Shakeel Siddiqui has plead guilty to four charges including using forged documents, obtaining a licence by deception, and receiving a salary and expenses while working as a psychiatrist for the Waikato DHB. Although he is a qualified doctor, he has no psychiatric qualifications. The Waikato District Health Board is defending its hiring procedures depsite Dr Siddiqui treating patients for six months before his deception was detected.