Dr Sulieman Al Hourani, a locum surgeon at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Greater Manchester, England, was supposed to remove a cyst but instead removed an entire testicle. A month after the botched surgery, the doctor was accused of stealing two boxes of dihydrocodeine from the hospital. The General Medical Council has also learned that in 2006, the same surgeon was supposed to inject a patient with 10 mg of midazolam, a powerful sedative. Rather than giving it to the patient, he injected the patient with 2 mg of the drug and injected himself with the remainder of the sedative. While Dr. Hourani is no longer practicing in England, he has relocated and practicing medicine in Jordan.
This seems to be a classic case where an international database of bad doctors should be maintained and shared by hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the world. Because such information is not maintained and shared by the medical community this doctor may be harming patients in Jordan.
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