Multicult Egg on their Faces By Paul Walker

Shyam Acharya, a bogus doctor, managed to practice in hospitals across New South Wales for over a decade. (The Australian, March 14, 2017, p. 3) He stole the name of another doctor, and worked in various hospitals. He had obtained a false passport to travel from India to Australia, and used this to gain registration as a practitioner with the Medical Board of New South Wales in 2003.

Now my interest here, is not a shock, horror that someone would do this, but rather the shock, horror, that the system was so inept as not to be able to detect the fraud. How could he have bluffed his way through medical procedures? Could it be that being a medical practitioner is not as difficult as it is made out to be, and that a conman could pick it up by reading a few bits and pieces on Google?
This story is a classic that shows that the system has holes in it big enough to drive a truck through.

 

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