Isyaka Mamman: former doctor from Oldham is given three years in jail after admitting killing a patient

A 48-year-old woman died shortly after a diagnostic procedure performed by Mamman in the Haematology Unit of a hospital, the court was told.

A former doctor from Oldham has been jailed after he admitted killing one of his patients.

Isyaka Mamman, of Cumberland Drive in Royton, was given three years in prison at Manchester Crown Court on Tuesday (5 July) after he pleaded guilty the manslaughter by gross negligence of one of his patients.

The court was told by prosecutors that a 48-year-old female patient had died shortly after a diagnostic procedure performed by Mamman, 85, in the haematology unit of a hospital on Monday 3 September 2018.

Following her death, a consultant provided an expert opinion that the procedure had been inappropriately and incompetently performed.

Speaking after the sentencing Detective Inspector Rachel Smith from the major incident team at Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: “It is tragic that someone who attended the hospital for a diagnostic procedure to plan their treatment and, ultimately, make them feel better ended up dying at the hands of a doctor. Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family and loved ones.

“The vast majority of doctors are highly qualified professionals with the skills required to provide excellent care to their patients. Mamman, on the other hand, completely disregarded the basic and in-depth knowledge expected of a medic.

“This prosecution, on which we worked closely with the Crown Prosecution Service, will ensure that, going forwards, no patients are put at risk of harm by Mamman.”

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