Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Hasil Says 'I'm Sorry'; Disgraced Doctor Responds to Questions Put to Him by the Star

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Hasil Says 'I'm Sorry'; Disgraced Doctor Responds to Questions Put to Him by the Star

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Byline: MEL MCMILLAN mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au

DR ROMAN HASIL has responded to a list of questions The Northern Star emailed him. This is his response, exactly as he wrote it:

Why did you come to Australia?

To study English and I met Rose, fall in love with her (perhaps I was too alone and far-far away from home) as well.

Can you defend allegations made against you?

Who is working day and night, can make sometime few people be not fully happy and satisfied with his performance. Only who does nothing are always perfect.

When did things begin to go wrong with your career?

It became straight after the allegation from NZ. The main difficulty started when my marriage went on the rocks. This unfortunately can happen to anybody. In spite of very difficult working conditions in NZ I did my best and was happy with the results in such a situation. Failed sterilisation and their causes the commissioner and I analysed in the according report. What has had surprise me is the number of sterilisations.

How much has your drinking/alcoholism had to do with what has happened to you?

I am media-made alcoholic - two admitted NZ episodes were over exadurated by media and not report correctly as well.

Is there anything you would like to say to the patients who claim you have hurt them?

I am very sorry for all the women who, for some reason, do not want or cannot have children and in spite of that (due to my mistake) delivered a baby. I do believe these children will bring them a lot of happiness in their life. There was no any malicious or other intentions. I do not like damaged children or women after delivery. My top priority was - a happy mum, happy baby and a little happy us - health workers (midwifes, doctors) - who helped.

What is life like now? …

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