Dr Ashok Singh On Trial For Sexual Misconduct

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Dr Ashok Singh is appearing at a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester. The Dr is accused of touching three of his female patients’ breasts. He is also accused of putting his hands down a patient’s trousers to ‘check for hidden weapons’.

• Dr Ashok Singh, 53, ‘grabbed a woman’s breast’ after she took an overdose

• Tribunal heard he also put his hand down her trousers at Nottingham hospital

• Two other female patients claim he touched them inappropriately

• Singh already been cleared of criminal charges but faces misconduct hearing.

The third woman says she was reduced to tears after Dr Singh pulled her breast out of her bra when she went to his GP practice in Norwich with cold.

Among the claims, it is alleged that, at these consultations, Dr Singh inappropriately touched Patient A in a way which was not clinically indicated.

It is further alleged that Dr Singh failed to communicate with Patient A appropriately about the examination, failed to offer Patient A a chaperone and failed to make appropriate records.

It is alleged that in or around November and December 2000, Dr Singh telephoned Patient A at home and told her check her breasts and vagina for lumps.

He is also accused of intentionally sliding his hand across Ms C’s left breast in May 2014, during a consultation, and inappropriately touching Patient D during a consultation on January 6, 2015.

Ashok also told a patient ”I am a doctor and you are a patient, no one is going to believe what you say”. Dr Ashok Kumar Singh qualified from Patna Medical College in Patna, India, in 1992.

The three allegations are over a span of 15 years. 

Dr Singh, of Eaton, Norfolk, has already been cleared of 10 charges of sexual assault in relation to four women, but now faces a sexual misconduct hearing in front of the General Medical Council. He is facing a misconduct hearing based on the allegation that his actions were sexually motivated.

The hearing is taking place at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) in Manchester. MPTS tribunals make decisions about a doctor’s fitness to practise.

 

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