An Indian physician has been sentenced to six months in jail after the Court of First Instance found him guilty of the charges of forging and issuing a medical report which wrongly stated that an auditor suffered serious back pain. This was, in fact, a wrong justification for the latter’s unlawful use of medically-controlled drugs.
The auditor produced the fake report to the a public prosecution member during an investigation.
The physician has also been ordered to be deported after serving the sentence.
The auditor, 26, and a manager, 32, who are brothers from Egypt, have both been convicted along with the physician of misleading justice after submitting to the prosecution a fake report related to a criminal case. They were both sentenced to six months in jail to be followed by deportation.
The case dates back to April 12, last year. It was reported to Al Barsha police station.
The evidence include a letter from the General Directorate of Narcotics to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to verify the medical prescription issued to the second accused by the clinic where the main defendant worked.
A letter from the DHA stated the clinic, which issued the report did not follow the conditions and regulations on opening of medical files. The second accused did not have a file at the clinic given the fact that the doctor issued him a report stating that he suffered from back pain and for which he prescribed him two types of pain killers.
In the same letter, tit was mentioned the main accused another offence when he prescribed medicines without clinically examining the patient.
The first defendant was fined Dh20,000 as an administrative measure by the committee of medical practices.
During the public prosecution investigation, the physician admitted he issued a medical report, which was not true, and claimed it was because of the request and insistence of the third accused. He also confessed the auditor did not receive treatment at the clinic.