Medical Council inquiry into care of baby Mark Molloy at Portlaoise hospital resumes

A Medical Council inquiry has resumedinto 'Dr A' and his care of baby Mark Molloyat the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise in 2012.

Baby Mark died shortly after birth on 24 January that year - writes rte.ie

Among the seven allegations, it is alleged that 'Dr A' failed to properly review the CTG machine, which records the foetal heart rate.

'Dr A' is representing himself and denies the allegations.

Today the inquiry agreed that Northern Ireland-based obstetrician and gynaecologistProfessor Jim Dornanwould be asked to give evidence as Dr A's witness.

The inquiry heard that Prof Dornan has not yet been contacted, to see if he is ready, able and willing to give evidence, as he is outside of the jurisdiction.

The inquiry has heard Prof Dornan was retained on behalf of the Health Service Executive for Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise and he reviewed the death of baby Mark.

His report has been presented to the inquiry.

The inquiry will now proceed today to hear from factual witnesses, including staff working at Portlaoise.

Legal submissions to have these staff members not identified are under way in private.

It is the sixth day of proceedings before the Fitness to Practise Committee, chaired by Professor Fidelma Dunne, a doctor, and joined by two lay members, Winifred Jeffers and Una Marren.

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