Bacchus Marsh obstetrics director 'will never practise again'

The case against Dr Surinder Parhar raised questions about a doctor's responsibility for bad outcomes when working in a dysfunctional system

The director of obstetrics at Bacchus Marsh Hospital, where 21 perinatal deaths occurred, will never practise again after being banned from reapplying for registration for 12 years.

Dr Surinder Parhar
Dr Surinder Parhar. Photo: Newspix.

The case against Dr Surinder Parhar was about the extent of individual responsibility in a healthcare service "where systemic dysfunction is