Kingsbury GP denies molesting female patients saying he treated them with ‘respect and dignity’
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A GP accused of giving massages to his ‘special patients’ would not have acted in a sexual way because his wife worked at the same practice, a tribunal was told.
Dr Mohammed Aquil Kamal is accused of examining three women for ‘sexual purposes’ at Church Lane Surgery, in Kingsbury, between 2006 and 2011.
Charges relating to a fourth patient have been dropped after she failed to give evidence at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester.
But the Indian-trained doctor, who was suspended by the surgery in March 2011 after a complaint from a patient, vehemently denies the allegations, claiming the examinations did not take place in the way alleged or at all.
He could face being struck off the medical register if the allegations are found proved.
Closing his case today defence barrister Alan Jenkins suggested he was not a ‘sexual predator’ who would act in ‘sexual manner’ towards patients.
The panel has heard that Mrs Kamal was working in administration at the surgery at the time of the alleged incidents.
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But Ed Morgan, for the GMC, told the panel it faced a ‘stark choice’ between the doctor’s version of events and the accounts of the three complainants.
Giving evidence, Kamal denied any wrongdoing, saying: “There is no occasion where I have examined with a sexual motive. I have always treated my patients with respect and dignity.”
He was cleared of criminal charges relating to three patients after a jury trial at Harrow Crown Court.
He is currently free to practise in the UK, but is prohibited from examining female patients without a chaperone.
Kamal has not worked since he was suspended by the Primary Care Trust.
The panel are expected to announce their findings next week and the hearing continues.