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The case against two doctors accused of culpable homicide, Peter Beale and Abdulhay Munshi, has been postponed 29 May.
The Health Professions Council of South Africa has raised concerns over the arrest of paediatric surgeon Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdullhay Munshi, saying it is worried about the precedent it sets for other doctors.
Paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale, arrested for culpable homicide, has been suspended by the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
The case of two medical doctors who were arrested for culpable homicide has been postponed.
The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) has condemned the warrant of arrest issued for one of their own, Dr Abdulhay Munshi, saying it is "a direct threat to healthcare delivery in South Africa".
The Health Professions Council of South Africa has launched an investigation into paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale, who has been accused of medical negligence by several families.
The current reports on the alleged poor conduct of Professor Peter Beale have left me in disbelief and with a lot of questions.
He was suspended from practicing at Mediclinic hospitals in 2016 and, now, is barred from Netcare theatres too. Prominent Johannesburg paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale, 73, stands accused of negligence that led to the deaths of at least three of his young patients.
Following the death of Mohammadh Sayed's 10-year-old son, Zayyaan, during surgery, the family is set to lay criminal charges against attending physician Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi.
The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has raised concerns over "unnecessary" warrants of arrest after two experienced medical specialists were criminally charged.
Following the suspension of paediatric surgeon Peter Beale from the Health Professions Council of South Africa, his lawyer, Jeanne Albertse, told News24 he has "effectively retired".
It is 07:30 and the Hillbrow police station is abuzz with the bereaved families of minor children, who allegedly died at the hands of two doctors, seeking justice.
Two doctors accused of culpable homicide have handed themselves over to Hillbrow police in Johannesburg.
A warrant of arrest has been issued for paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi.
The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists have declared their support for one of their members suspended by Netcare last week following the death of a young boy at the group's Park Lane Clinic.
Life Healthcare Group is the third known hospital to suspend Beale, who had previously been suspended by Mediclinic Morningside, and recently also by Netcare.
The death of 10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed has stirred a controversy that is centred around paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi. More families have detailed their experiences of dealing with "bad-mannered" Beale.
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