Houston. – The immigration authorities stopped sending migrants arrested with a gynecologist from Georgia Accused of carrying out operations without consent, a government spokesman reported on Tuesday.
The doctor Mahendra Amin faces charges of performing hysterectomy and other procedures on women at the Irwin County Detention Center did not request or fully understand. Is in has treated at least 60 detained women, Andrew Free, one of the attorneys investigating medical care provided in the immigrant prison, said Tuesday.
Bryan Cox, spokesman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (IS He confirmed that Amin will no longer see patients, but declined to comment further as the Department of Homeland Security General Inspection is still open.
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Irwin County Hospital issued a statement defending Amin’s actions, noting that “he has been a longtime member of Irwin County Hospital’s medical staff and has had a good reputation throughout the service he has provided to the Irwin County Community.”
The statement did not mention the role of Is in as CEO of MGA Health Management, a company that began managing Irwin County Hospital in 1996, according to the health center’s website.
According to the statement, Amin operated on two detained women who were referred to the hospital for hysterectomy. Heath Clark, the hospital’s general counsel, did not answer questions about Is in performed hysterectomy in cases where the women were referred for another initial cause.
Clark also did not say how many procedures he had performed that could endanger women’s ability to have children, including the removal of ovaries or fallopian tubes.
Scott Grubman, lawyer for Is in, did not respond to a request for comment.
The charges against the doctor were first revealed in a complaint filed last week by a nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center. The nurse, Dawn Wooten, claimed that many of the women were taken to a gynecologist, whom she did not identify, and was called a “uterine collector” due to the large number of hysterectomies he had performed.
The Associated Press reported on Friday that at least eight women were referred to the doctor. Is in since 2017 for gynecological care. Free said Tuesday that a team of lawyers had learned from dozens of women who had raised concerns about the doctor.
“It was a long time ago to stop sending women to this doctor and the companies that provide services on his behalf,” Free said, adding that he is concerned that women detained at the facility may be selected for retaliation to report the doctor.
Scott Sutterfield, executive director of LaSalle Corrections, the company responsible for managing the detention center, said the company “would not take or threaten to take action” against inmates who report information “in good faith.”