BUM SLAP SEX PEST DOCTOR IS STRUCK OFF
A GP who was allowed to carry on working after being found guilty of two sex attacks has been struck off after telling a patient ‘you’re a big girl aren’t you?’
Dr Rajinder Aggarwal, 58, was convicted of smacking patients’ bottoms patients during medical examinations and grilling them about their sex lives after a trial.
Aggarwal ( right) had been accused of attacking four women between December 2006 and January 2007 when he was working as a locum doctor at east London’s Homerton Hospital and Bluebell Surgery in South Ockendon, Essex, but was cleared of two of the charges.
The medic, from Ilford, was handed a ninemonth community order and ordered to perform 80 hours of unpaid work in 2009.
He has now been struck off after the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester found he’d behaved inappropriately towards three female patients in 2011 and worked without proper insurance.
Aggarwal had touched a young patient’s earring and her knee and told her to ‘be good’ after she had consulted him about her periods.
The panel found the remark inappropriate as the patient took it to be a reference to her sexual activity.
Chairman Dr Malcolm Phillips said: “Patient A took this as a comment on her sexual behaviour and stated that she found Dr Aggarwal’s comment embarrassing.
“It was noted by the panel that patient A described this remark and the manner in which it was delivered as a cause of considerable unease and she took it more seriously than the inappropriate touching of her knee.”
During a consultation with another female patient about a possible chest infection he quizzed her about her sex life and said to her, ‘You’re a big girl aren’t you?’
The panel found that in light of his previous history his behaviour towards his patients was inappropriate.
Dr Phillips said: “The panel considered Dr Aggarwal’s behaviour towards patients in the light of his past conduct and found parallels between his past and present behaviour to be noted the repetition of inappropriate touching, sexualised and inappropriate comments and the repetition of the term ‘big girl’ to describe adult female patients.”
Dr Aggarwal was also found to have ‘compromised patient safety’ by practising without proper indemnity insurance.
The GP ‘dishonestly’ provided letters to illustrate subscription fees and failed to provide certificates or reveal to locum agencies and others that he did not have the insurance.
Dr Phillips said: “The panel considered these instances of sustained dishonesty amounted to serious professional