GP didn’t call ambulance to avoid embarrassment

A MELBOURNE GP has explained he failed to order an ambulance for a patient after a suspected overdose because he didn’t want to embarrass her family. 

Dr Uday Dixit, 62, has been reprimanded for professional misconduct over the death of  a long-standing patient and family friend.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard that the woman's husband and daughter contacted the GP, who has a solo practice catering largely to the Indian community, after they found her apparently asleep in a lounge chair where she had spent the previous night

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