BUM SLAP SEX PEST DOC­TOR IS STRUCK OFF

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By NEIL GOOD­WIN

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

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