Oldham doctor (85?) jailed for killing patient in botched procedure

Dr Isyaka Mamman, now thought to be 85, admitted gross negligence manslaughter over the death of Shahida Parveen, 48, at the Royal Oldham Hospital in 2018.

He used the wrong needle and inserted it in the wrong place, piercing the sac holding Mrs Parveen’s heart.

Mrs Justice Yip at Manchester Crown Court said Mrs Parveen’s death was his fault and sentenced him to three years.

She also criticised the NHS trust, pointing to the fact that Mamman had both lied about his age and had been involved in two critical incidents similar to that which led to Mrs Parveen’s death.

Haemotologist Mamman qualified as a doctor in Nigeria and had worked in the UK since 1991.

He was employed by Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust from 2004 until Mrs Parveen’s death.

Mamman’s “true age” is a matter of “controversy”, the court heard, since his birthplace in rural Nigeria had no system of birth registration. During his medical training, he said he was born on 16 September, 1936, meaning he was 21 when he began his training as a doctor, qualified in 1965, and was 81 at the time of the fatal incident. But he also told NHS bosses that he had been born in 1941 - suggesting he commenced his medical degree aged 16.

And in 2001, when approaching the then compulsory retirement age of 65, he adopted an even later birth date of October 1947 when applying for naturalisation as a British citizen. This would have meant he had been only 10 when he started his medicine degree.

In 2004 Mamman was found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council (GMC) and suspended for 12 months for lying about his age.

The Pennine Trust sacked him but then rehired him in 2006 after he had been restored to the register by the GMC, who accepted his date of birth to be 1943. This would suggest he would have been only 14 or 15 when he began his training.

Whoever hired/rehired the killer doctor should be sacked for gross negligence… :rage:


Oh for goodness sake…so why has this not been investigated further, since it was found he lied in the first place? Why did this person only get 3 years for killing a woman, and why was he re-hired? Goodness so many questions :frowning_face:

Yes whoever is responsible should be sacked.

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I would be more worried about the gullible sucker who hired him in the first place!!

Truly disgraceful.