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Statement on Mr Kirubairajah Tharmarajah (‘Dr Kiru’)

The Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) is currently investigating a matter in relation to health services provided by Mr Kirubairajah Tharmarajah (also known as ‘Doctor Kiru’) at a number of locations in Queensland.

Mr Tharmarajah does not hold registration as a medical practitioner in Australia.


Health Ombudsman prohibits former anaesthetic technician from practising in Queensland

Queensland’s Health Ombudsman has issued an order to prohibit former anaesthetic technician Evan Leslie Kajewski from providing health services anywhere in the state.


QCAT upholds ban for former chiropractor

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has confirmed an interim prohibition order issued by the Health Ombudsman preventing former chiropractor George Zaphir from providing any health services.


Doctor suspended for two months for slapping child during consultation

A doctor who slapped a child during a consultation has had his registration as a medical practitioner suspended for two months after action was taken by the Health Ombudsman.