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Nurse struck off
10:30am Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
A nurse who lied to his John Radcliffe Hospital bosses that he had malaria has been struck off the nursing register.
Ghanaian Anthony Aschkar claimed he had the life-threatening tropical disease to cover up a problem with his work visa in June 2010.
He confessed to making up the illness after he was caught napping on the job following his return to work in September 2010.
Aschkar, who did not attend the hearing of the Nursing and Midwifery Council on Monday, admitted all the charges but denied that his fitness to practise was impaired.