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Wednesday 19 June 2019
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Italian doctors arrested on murder charge

Police in Italy have said that alleged unnecessary operations to make money led to the death of five patients, BBC News has reported.

BBC News said that five elderly patients died following unnecessary procedures, according to police, including a woman who died after having been made to have three operations to resect a tumour instead of one.

According to BBC News, the police said clinic staff falsified medical tests to provide justification for the operations, and in doing so boosted their income by as much as €25,000 (£20,000) in some months.