Unvaccinated surgeons fined $12,000 for seeing patients


Two eye surgeons have been fined for breaching Covid-19 health orders by seeing patients without being vaccinated.

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A Ministry of Health spokesperson said the pair have both been deregistered with the Medical Council and can no longer practise.

Both received infringement notices from the ministry which carry a $4000 fine for each one.

They say Napier surgeon Phil Macdonald has received two fines.

Dr Deepak Gupta in Dunedin has also been fined – for the third time.

Anyone who was treated by Dr Macdonald or Dr Gupta from late January onwards is urged to contact the Ministry of Health.

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