Doctor ran dirty, dangerous clinic: Report

This photo shows the medical building where Ottawa Dr. Christiane Farazli practices. (QMI Agency)

This photo shows the medical building where Ottawa Dr. Christiane Farazli practices. (QMI Agency)

Jon Willing, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:49 PM ET

OTTAWA — A tiny operating room and a shocking lack of sterilization led to a provincial regulator pulling the plug on Dr. Christiane Farazli's endoscopy clinic, according to an inspection report.

The report following the May 2011 inspection of the clinic was made public Friday after the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario decided to increase transparency of its out-of-hospital inspection program.

Until now, the public only knew it was a problem with equipment not being properly cleaned between procedures that led to an unprecedented, $730,000 patient outreach blitz by Ottawa Public Health.

Turns out there was more: A cluttered procedure room with five combustible oxygen tanks, "questionable" air quality, possible patient exposure to toxic fumes, contaminated garbage under the procedure table and a lack of monitoring of patients' vital signs during procedures.


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