Married gynaecologist who wrote fake Viagra prescriptions is suspended


Married gynaecologist who wrote fake prescriptions to get free Viagra while he was having an affair is suspended for six months

  • Consultant gynaecologist Dr Harsit Tejura used fake names to get free Viagra
  • A Cardiff court heard he was using the pills while having an extra marital affair
  • But he was caught after store manager became suspicious of his pharmacy visits
  • Tejura blamed his erectile dysfunction on stress in his home life and at his work
  • Admitted fraud by false representation and theft and was fined £1,000 last year
  • Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has now suspended him for six months


A married doctor has been suspended for six months for writing fake prescriptions to get free Viagra while having an affair.

Consultant gynaecologist Dr Harsit Tejura lied about acquiring 30 packs of the pills to save £360 while having an extra marital affair.

The doctor was caught after a Tesco pharmacy manager became suspicious of his frequent visits and alerted the police.

The father-of-three, of Old St Mellons, Cardiff, admitted fraud by false representation and theft at Cardiff Crown Court last year and was fined £1,000 but avoided jail.

At the time of the trial Tejura also had his wife, Dr Amanda O’Leary, a gynaecology specialist at the same centre, by his side as he walked into court.

Consultant gynaecologist Dr Harsit Tejura has been suspended for six months for writing fake prescriptions to get free Viagra while having an affair. Pictured: Tejura with his wife outside Cardiff Crown Court last year

However, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has now found his fitness to practice was ‘impaired’ by his actions.

He was suspended from work for six months.

Prosecutor Rosamund Rutter said the manager at the Tesco supermarket found it ‘unusual’ for a doctor to collect prescriptions on behalf of patients.

The NHS specialist fraud department was called in to investigate the surgeon, and discovered he also handed in phoney Viagra prescriptions at an Asda supermarket pharmacy. 

The father-of-three saved hundreds of pounds by prescribing 30 packs of the pills for his own use under fake names.

Prosecutors said that Tejura claimed he was 'suffering from high levels of stress due to his home and personal life and suffered erectile dysfunction as a result'. He admitted engaging in extra-marital sex. Pictured: The couple's home

Prosecutors said that Tejura claimed he was ‘suffering from high levels of stress due to his home and personal life and suffered erectile dysfunction as a result’. He admitted engaging in extra-marital sex. Pictured: The couple’s home

Cardiff Crown Court heard Tejura’s career was in ruins after he ‘damaged the high degree of trust placed in doctors’. 

Ms Rutter said: ‘He said he was suffering from high levels of stress due to his home and personal life and suffered erectile dysfunction as a result.

‘He admitted engaging in extra-marital sex at the time.’ 

Judge Richard Williams said he had ‘changed his mind’ about sending the consultant to prison over the case because there was no commercial gain in acquiring the sex enhancement pills.

The judge told him: ‘The Viagra could have been prescribed over the counter albeit not in the same volumes you prescribed for yourself. 

Nick Gedge for the defence at the trial added: ‘One feature of the fraud is that Viagra can be bought over the counter in any high street chemist.

‘But Dr Tejura chose not to do that which best illustrates his state of mind – he simply wasn’t’ thinking straight.’

The 'devoted father' has resigned as a director of the Centre for Reproduction and Gynaecology Wales (pictured)

The ‘devoted father’ has resigned as a director of the Centre for Reproduction and Gynaecology Wales (pictured)

The court heard Tejura was a generous man who had given free or discounted treatments to private patients.

Mr Gedge said: ‘He has been very much a contributor to society rather than a detractor from it. He is of impeccable character.

The court heard he could have legally purchased Viagra, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, but ‘not in the same volume’.

Police raided his office at the Centre for Reproduction and Gynaecology Wales in Llantrisant, South Wales, where they found he had stolen the anaesthetic Fentanyl and another controlled drug.

The ‘devoted father’ resigned as a director of the Centre for Reproduction and Gynaecology Wales. 

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service suspended Tejura for six months, and imposed an immediate order of suspension to cover the 28-day appeal period.

It also said a review hearing should take place.

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