Dr Mark Hobart claims that his North Sunshine Surgery in Melbourne’s western suburbs was raided without a warrant and that some of his “patient files and documents were illegally seized”.
In a video released by Dr Hobart on his recently created Twitter page, he revealed that he intends to take legal action against the department of health.
“Last Thursday, the 10th of November, my surgery was raided by the Department of Health without a warrant, and some patient files and documents were illegally seized,” said Dr Hobart.
“I am suing the department to stop them from sharing those files with any other government departments or with my patient’s employers. Those records are the private medical records of my patients and they need to stay that way.”
Dr Hobart is now appealing to the public to help cover the legal costs of recovering his patient’s documents with the help of a Christian crowdfunding website called GiveSendGo.
Information on the page reveals that Dr Hobart believes that he has been targeted by the Victorian Government and the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) due to his criticism of the state’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Hobart claims to have commenced legal proceedings against the Victorian Department of Health last week and referred to the current behaviour of health authorities and the Victorian government as that of a ‘dictatorship’.