Cavan Doctor apologises to mother for treatment she received

A Cavan based Obstetrician at the heart of an ongoing Medical Council inquiry has apologised for the “suffering and trauma” experienced by a mother under his care.

Dr Salah Aziz Ahmed faces allegations of poor professional performance and professional misconduct, in relation to the obstetric care he provided to three mothers at Cavan Hospital.

One mother was given Syntocinon, a drug used to progress labour, but one that can lead to the distress of the baby and increase the risk of uterine rupture in some cases.

That night she required an emergency caesarean section, after her uterus ruptured and she suffered a post-partum haemorrhage.

Her baby boy was born in a very poor condition and needed resuscitation.

Dr Aziz’s legal representative, pointed out that there was no allegation claiming the use of Syntocinon caused Ms Clarke’s uterus to rupture.