Who is Fake Dr Zholia Alemi Wiki, Bio, Age, Fake Degree, medical qualification & More Facts

Zholia Alemi Wiki

Zholia Alemi is an A 48-year-old woman, accused of causing four deaths after faking her medical qualifications, has been arrested in Germany.

The woman also allegedly caused eight long-term injuries while working as an assistant doctor at a hospital in Fritzlar in Schwalm-Eder district in the center of the country, according to a statement from state prosecutors published on October 31.

Zholia Alemi Age

Zholia Alemi is a 48 years old woman.

Fake psychiatrist prompts UK investigation of 3,000 foreign doctors

She allegedly used fake documents to get a job at the hospital where she worked from November 2015 to August 2018, then continued to practice there despite repeated errors, including the administration of incorrect medication.
Police executed a search warrant in January 2019 related to employee fraud and later expanded their investigation.
The woman was arrested on October 29 and remains in detention as she presents a flight risk, according to prosecutors. Investigations are ongoing to determine whether the woman was involved in further cases of malpractice.

Zholia Alemi Qualification and Degree

When registering in the UK in 1995, Alemi claimed to have a medical degree from the University of Auckland – which Zholia Alemi did not have.

Zholia Alemi degree was discovered fake

But her false medical qualification was only discovered after Zholia Alemi was convicted of fraud and theft in October 2018 after taking advantage of a vulnerable patient.

Alemi, who was working as a consultant psychiatrist for a dementia service in west Cumbria at the time, redrafted the patient’s will and fraudulently applied for power of attorney.

Zholia Alemi

When asked by police whether Alemi had assisted with her financial affairs, the victim said: “I think she just helped herself.”

The judge described her crimes as “wicked”.

Zholia Alemi denied the charges but was found guilty at Carlisle Crown Court and jailed for five years.

Alemi lost her job after being arrested in 2016 and was suspended by the medical tribunal service in June 2017.

Zholia Alemi Suspects and Criminal acts

Prosecutors confirmed the suspect is accused of manslaughter, grievous bodily harm, fraud, document forgery, misuse of a title, and practicing medicine without permission.

How did Zholia Alemi become an NHS doctor?

The GMC said Alemi was allowed to join the UK’s medical register under a section of the Medical Act which has not been in force since 2003.

The act meant medical school graduates from certain Commonwealth countries – like New Zealand – were allowed to join the register on the basis of the qualification they obtained at home.

They did not have to sit and pass the standard two-part medical test that foreign doctors normally have to pass before they can work in the UK – the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board exam (PLAB).

What is the GMC doing now?

The GMC said its checks are now more “rigorous” and stronger than they were. The council said that now any similar fraudulent attempts to join the medical register would be identified.

But the records of up to 3,000 doctors – who registered for a license under the same rules as Alemi – are now being urgently reviewed.

The GMC said it was not expecting to find anything untoward.

Charlie Massey, the GMC’s chief executive, called it a “serious” issue and said the police and other agencies including NHS England have been informed.

“We are confident that, 23 years on, our systems are robust and would identify any fraudulent attempt to join the medical register.”

The GMC said patients place a great deal of trust in doctors, and “to exploit that trust and the respected name of the profession is abhorrent”.

A Department of Health and Social Care spokeswoman said: “As the organization responsible for regulating doctors, we expect the GMC to investigate how this criminal was able to register as a doctor and put measures in place to make sure it can’t happen again.”

What should concerned patients do?

The GMC has created a web page with advice for anyone who is concerned that they were treated by Alemi.

It urges anyone who was treated by her to contact the GP surgery, hospital or clinic where they received treatment.

German nurse who killed at least 85 patients jailed for life

The case follows on from the conviction of a German nurse for the murder of 85 patients in his care.
Niels Hoegel, a 42-year-old former nurse who is considered Germany’s deadliest post-war serial killer, was sentenced to life in prison.
And up to 3,000 foreign doctors in the UK are having their backgrounds checked after it emerged that a fake psychiatrist with no qualifications was allowed to practice for more than 22 years.
Zholia Alemi was jailed for fraud in October 2018 after Zholia Alemi changed an elderly client’s will to make herself a beneficiary.