NHS doctor, 78, is charged with manslaughter after hospital patient, 48, died during routine bone marrow procedure in 2018
- Dr Isyaka Mamman is charged with manslaughter following death of patient
- Shahida Varven collapsed whilst giving bone marrow sample at hospital in 2018
- Mamman ‘pierced heart tissue using hypodermic needle, and not breastbone’
- The 78-year-old will appear at Tameside Magistrates’ Court on December 30
An elderly NHS doctor has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a 48-year-old patient at a hospital.
Dr Isyaka Mamman, now 78, is accused of carrying out a routine medical procedure which resulted in the death of Shahida Varven in 2018.
The 48-year-old patient collapsed whilst giving a sample of her bone marrow at Royal Oldham Hospital in Greater Manchester, a court previously heard. She died shortly after the procedure began.
It is alleged that Mamman, a haematologist, pierced soft tissue around Mrs Varven’s heart – not breastbone – with a hypodermic needle.
Dr Isyaka Mamman, pictured previously leaving Tameside Magistrates’ Court
Mamman, of Royton, Oldham, has been charged with manslaughter following an investigation by Greater Manchester Police.
He will appear at Tameside Magistrates’ Court on December 30 this year.
The charge was authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service Special Crime Division, a national unit which deals with the most complex and sensitive cases.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: ‘Isyaka Mamman of Cumberland Drive, Royton has been charged with manslaughter. He will be appearing at Tameside Magistrates Court on Thursday, December 30, 2021.
The 48-year-old patient collapsed whilst giving a sample of her bone marrow at Royal Oldham Hospital in Greater Manchester, a court previously heard. She died shortly after the procedure began, despite attempts to revive her
‘The charge was authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service’s Special Crime Division, one of the CPS’s Central Casework Divisions, which has a national remit and deals with some of the most complex and sensitive cases.
‘On Monday, September 3 2018, a medical procedure took place at Royal Oldham Hospital which resulted in the death of a patient – 48-year-old Shahida Parveen.
‘Due to the circumstances of the procedure the matter was referred to police for further investigation.’
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Royal Oldham Hospital, has been approached for comment.