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Indian doctor in England faces murder charges
A 37-year old 'negligent' doctor Rajendra Kokkarne, killed two of his elderly patients - 78-year old Beryl Barber and 86-year old Eric Watson in February 2008 due to being preoccupied with activities on the Internet.

THE CASE has now come up for hearing in the Leeds Crown Court. The doctor was addicted to the net and prescribed the dose of morphine suphate off-the-cuff without worrying about the possible aftereffects.

It was gross negligence and killed two elderly patients due to overdose of morphine. It seems he was trying to do too many things simultaneously. He was surfing the net and also advising a nurse of a care home over the phone on the dosage of morphine sulphate to be administered to the patients who had complained of pain.

Beryl Barber was one of the patients – she was suffering from ulcers on her foot while Eric Watson, the other patient, had urinary infection and mouth ulcers. Both of them died from morphine poisoning – the dosage recommended by the doctor was nearly 10-times more than what would normally have been given.

The patients stayed in Charlton Centre for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Batley, West Yorkshire.

Computer records revealed that the GP from Nottinghamshire had been online to check his email carry out net banking and keep track of cricket scores.

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