The health insurance organisation (HIO) on Wednesday suspended a doctor after patients alleged that he was registering their names on Gesy for services he never provided to them.

As a result, the doctor, an orthopaedist, was allegedly receiving financial compensation for the non-existent services.

In the first report filed against him, a patient received an e-mail from Gesy which contained descriptions of treatment which had not been administered. The patient then reported the error to the HIO.

Subsequently, the HIO then reached out to other Gesy beneficiaries who had received services from the doctor in question. They also said the doctor had filed for payment for services they had not received.

The HIO then proceeded to suspend the doctor’s contract pending a more detailed investigation.