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Doctor's suspension extended

A DOCTOR responsible for a "catastrophic" breast cancer operation has had his suspension extended by 12 months.

Dr Mutasim Abdul Settar Mohammed removed twice as much tissue as he should have but still failed to clear cancerous tumours. The bungled operation, carried out at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 2009, led last year to Dr Mohammed being suspended for 12 months.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service decided the current 12-month suspension should be extended for another year so that Dr Mohammed could acknowledge his "failings and begin to engage with the process".

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