Doctor accused of sexual assault

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A Sri Lankan doctor in the United Kingdom, was accused of sexual misconduct at a General Medical Council hearing in Manchester after he reportedly sexually assaulted two pregnant women and a midwife

The Daily Mail reported on a doctor who was accused yesterday of sexually assaulting two pregnant patients during intimate examinations and attempting to kiss a midwife on the breast.

The doctor, who qualified from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka in 1994, was accused of sexual misconduct at a General Medical Council hearing in Manchester yesterday. The report stated that the doctor had said, “This is going to be the most pleasurable experience of your life,” before conducting an internal examination, a disciplinary panel heard.

“The procedure required the patient to remove her lower clothing,” the plaintiffs counsel, told the hearing, adding, “She felt vulnerable and embarrassed.”

Despite the patient being in a state of undress and having some difficulty dressing, the doctor attempted to pull up her trousers for her and patted her on the bottom. She complained, but his version of events was that she had asked if the procedure was going to be painful and he had replied that it would not be the most pleasurable thing she could think of, the hearing was told. He had however admitted to helping her pull up her trousers and said he patted her on the bottom to ‘reassure’ her.

The tribunal heard the second complaint, by a pregnant woman known as Patient JT, came after she visited Neath and Port Talbot Hospital in February last year for a scan. She said she was seen by the doctor on her way from collecting medical notes. She claimed the doctor asked to look at her notes and then did a medical examination as she was standing up. The counsel said, “He placed one hand on her stomach and with the other hand he grabbed hold of, and squeezed, one of her buttocks,” adding, “The patient should have been examined while lying on a couch. There was no basis for taking hold of her buttock.” The doctor accepted that he should have examined the patient in a consulting room but he suggested she had complained because he had spoken to her abruptly about smoking during pregnancy. He was placed on a supervisory programme and told he would need a chaperone for examinations. It was reported that both incidents displayed sexually motivated behaviour.

It was also reported that in July last year that a midwife known as Witness AG was groped by the same doctor.

She said she had ‘bleeped’ him to help a patient in the labour ward but he did not respond so she went to look for him. He ignored her request for assistance and pulled his chair toward her. He put both his arms around her waist. He maintained his grip and put his face against her left breast, pressing his mouth over the area of the nipple and made a kissing sound. The doctor also allegedly obtained her mobile number and called and texted her to ask her not to pursue a complaint.

A doctor of the Wales Deanery, which monitors doctors in Wales, investigated the earlier complaints. She told the tribunal that with the second complaint it was felt that there may have been ‘cultural issues’. The doctor went on to say that the accused doctor’s version of the midwife incident was that she had put her arm on his shoulder and that his head had accidentally brushed against her. The accused denies misconduct and the hearing continues. (Source: DailyMail)


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  • malliloku Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:04 AM

    If the doctor is guilty of misconduct, he should suffer British justice--after all, he went to Britain for a "better" life; now, he can take the consequences from his 'better life.' And maybe he is not guilty of wrongdoing? We here should not judge him one way or the other.

    lankaputha Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:18 AM

    Where ever you go, what ever you do, make sure not to mention that you are a Sri Lankan. We hate the people who are a disgrace for the motherland.

    salabala Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:22 AM

    doctors are also humans with feelings

    musthafa Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:22 AM

    Doctors in Sri Lanka allocate thier 90% time in private practice to earn money and money- not time allocated for their wives and family - resulting this leads to such sexual misbehavior with patients and midwives.

    managala Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:20 AM

    oh really ?

    ajith Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:40 AM

    Don't send this idiotic Doctor to Srilanka.
    Let him serve in UK prison.
    Our prisons are House full with political prisoners!!!!

    Konde Bendapucheenaa Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:50 AM

    Past Three days we saw on Sky TV where is Lawlessness exist

    Nilupul Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:09 AM

    Don't jump into conclusions.....Who know who tells the truth !

    ind Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:21 AM

    Then you too go there and support the doctor.

    Nagaragiri Kiththi Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:32 AM

    You learn these things in buses and trains in Sri Lanka. ,and can't give up the habit even if you are overseas.Poor guy he could have easily picked up a babe in a singles' bar

    Ben Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:57 AM

    Musthafa...you need to get your head examined by a doctor! Maybe you will enjoy the groping sessions since you sound like you really understand the psychological background of this culprit and don't generalise for god sake!

    Ben Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:57 AM

    Aney mey... athi athi

    Damith Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:58 AM

    Too much info!!!

    Dhathusena Saturday, 13 August 2011 01:38 PM

    first he should be convicted.whatever he has done it appear horrible if it is true.can be a another side to the story too.

    thebackpacker9 Wednesday, 10 August 2011 05:13 AM

    i have seen a lot of srilankan men are perverts both in Srilanka and abroad,tourism really screwed our minds

    Sammy Tuesday, 09 August 2011 02:08 PM

    Sick doctor!

    rahul Tuesday, 09 August 2011 08:53 AM

    The doctor should be deported back to SL and put him in Jail...
    ohh no no because there is in any justice in SL.


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