Sus­pended Townsville doc ‘broke’

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

A TOWNSVILLE medical prac­tice di­rec­tor sus­pended from prac­tice and fac­ing crim­i­nal charges has told a tri­bunal he is just about bank­rupt.

The Health Om­buds­man sus­pended Dr Praveen Ku­mar’s regis­tra­tion on Au­gust 30 last year, after it was found he was an “im­me­di­ate risk’’ to patients due to al­le­ga­tions he had sex­ual re­la­tion­ships with two.

Five wit­nesses were on Fri­day de­clared spe­cial wit­nesses and will give evidence in a sep­a­rate room dur­ing a Queens­land Civil and Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal hear­ing in Bris­bane next year.

Ku­mar founded My Fam­ily Doctors in Kir­wan.

“I’ve just about lost ev­ery­thing ... I’m about bank­rupt,’’ he said, speak­ing at the di­rec­tions hear­ing by phone from Townsville. “I I need to come back to work.’’

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