Mr Cotter said they were the two doctors who knew she had the latent form of TB and should have considered the possibility that it had become active.
“The inescapable fact is that the GPs knew she had latent TB, were aware she had been ill and knew the cause of her illness had not been identified, yet did not refer her back to Birmingham Chest Clinic for tests to see if the latent TB had become active. In my view, this is a gross failure,” he said.
Speaking after the verdict the family’s solicitor, Tom Riis-Bristow, said they would now be referring Dr Pandit to the General Medical Council.
“Repeated opportunities to intervene were missed. Until she arrived at Birmingham Children’s Hospital on the morning of her death, not one single doctor had tested Alina for TB despite her medical history,” he said.
“This is an appalling example of systemic failings in patient healthcare and it is a real concern that Alina visited nearly every available hospital within the Birmingham area and they all failed to consider TB”.
Also speaking after the verdict, her father, Sultan Sarag, said: “I don’t know how I will ever trust medical professionals again after the heartache they have put me and my family through.
“Alina deserved far better. We went back time and again pleading with the doctors to help her but each one of them let her down.”