GP denies gross negligence

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A DOCTOR is on trial accused of causing the deaths of two patients.

Rejendra Kokkarne, aged 37, of Fulmar Way, Worksop, was working at Victoria Medical Centre in Dewsbury when two patients died.

Jurors at Leeds Crown Court were told Beryl Barber, 78, who was suffering from foot ulcers, and Eric Watson, 86, who had a urinary infection and mouth ulcers, died at Charlton Centre for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Batley, West Yorkshire.

Both had been prescribed high doses of a painkiller by the GP. The prosecution claim the doctor was not fully concentrating when he prescribed the drugs in 2008.

Kokkarne denies two counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.

The trial continues.