Northern Lab Results Being Re-examined

Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 14:09



Efforts are underway to gauge the accuracy of 43 medical reports that were taken from patients in Northern Saskatchewan.


The work was carried out by Dr. Darius Tsatsi, a radiologist who gained notoriety last month, when it was revealed the government had decided to review all 70,000 files Tsatsi oversaw.


According to Dr. David Stoll of the Mamawetan Churchill River Regional Health Authority (MCRRHA), Tsatsi reviewed the northern files when he was under contract at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert.


Stoll says the MCRRHA is taking steps to notify everyone whose file Tsatsi assessed.


Tsatsi reviewed 42 ultrasounds and one chest x-ray from the health region. Thirty-eight patients altogether are affected.


Stoll says he’s not sure when patients will be notified, but it will be done under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.


Tsatsi has been ordered not to practise until his review is complete. He also faces a class-action lawsuit.