85-year-old doctor faces jail after admitting manslaughter


A doctor who lied about his age to land NHS jobs faces jail after admitting the manslaughter of a patient during a routine medical procedure.

Shahida Parveen collapsed and died after Dr Isyaka Mamman missed her bone marrow sample collection.

Police investigated whether a hypodermic needle used by the doctor punctured soft tissue around the 48-year-old’s heart rather than her sternum.

Dr Mamman pleaded guilty yesterday at Manchester Crown Court. The doctor served a 12-month ban in 2005 after his lies about his age came to light.

The father-of-three applied for registration as a doctor in 1964 with a birth date of September 1936, which now makes him 85 years old.

He gave false dates to appear under 65, then the age limit for NHS doctors, in successful job applications, a General Medical Council hearing heard.



Dr Isyaka Mamman, pictured leaving Tameside Magistrates Court


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Dr Isyaka Mamman, pictured leaving Tameside Magistrates Court



The 48-year-old patient collapsed while giving a sample of her bone marrow to the Royal Oldham Hospital in Greater Manchester, a court already heard.  She died shortly after the procedure began, despite attempts to resuscitate her


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The 48-year-old patient collapsed while giving a sample of her bone marrow to the Royal Oldham Hospital in Greater Manchester, a court already heard. She died shortly after the procedure began, despite attempts to resuscitate her

After his ban and the phasing out of the age limit, he returned to work in the NHS.

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Ms Parveen collapsed during the procedure at the Royal Oldham Hospital on September 3, 2018.

Dr Mamman was at least 74 at the time, although his age is not believed to have breached NHS rules at the time.

He was arrested and legal documents with different dates of birth were found at his home.

Yesterday Judge Nicholas Dean QC said a prison sentence ‘is considered unavoidable’. The doctor will be sentenced in July.

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