Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 27 May 2019

Doctor forged document used in drugs consumption case, court hears

The forged document was used in a court case where a man was accused of possessing and consuming a controlled drug

A doctor tampered with a drug consumption court case by forging a medical report and issuing a prescription for controlled medication, Dubai Criminal Court heard on Monday.

Records show that a 26-year-old Egyptian man was arrested for possessing and consuming Lyrica, a controlled drug.

During questioning he said he had been prescribed the drug by the doctor, 42, because he suffered from severe lower back pain. Prosecutors asked him to provide the medical report and prescription.

On April 12 last year, the Egyptian man submitted the report and prescription to prosecutors who later discovered that the report had been forged by the doctor and the prescription issued based on the forged report. Court records did not disclose whether or not the Indian doctor was promised anything in return for forging the documents.

The doctor, who works for a private clinic, was investigated by the Dubai Health Authority which fined him Dh20,000 for violating work ethics.

The doctor was not present in court to face charges of forgery and use of forged documents as well as prescribing controlled medicine based on a forged report.

The Egyptian and his 32-year-old accomplice and countryman, are charged with aiding and abetting the doctor by asking him to issue the report and the prescription.

All three are charged with providing prosecutors with misleading information about an ongoing criminal case.

The next hearing will be on September 21.

Updated: August 21, 2017 02:09 PM