Deadline for Dr. Desai in Hepatitis C Case - 8 News NOW

Deadline for Dr. Desai in Hepatitis C Case

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Today is the deadline for the doctor at the center of the hepatitis C scare to update the Nevada State Medical Board on his own medical condition.

Dr. Dipak Desai suffered two strokes last year a few months after patients at his clinics were confirmed to have contracted hepatitis C after they had medical procedures at his clinics.

The state medical board has been waiting for an update on his condition so they can proceed with a malpractice hearing against him.

The Southern Nevada Health District found that Dr. Desai reused syringes and vials of medicine that resulted in nine patients contracting hepatitis C. The patients had procedures done at Desai's clinics including the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada.

The State Medical Board was briefed and will not have a decision for two to three weeks.

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