Indian-origin Surgeon suspended after writing love letter to patientFebruary 16, 2017 04:59
The United Kingdom tribunal has banned an Indian-origin surgeon from practicing medicine, after he was found guilty of abusing his professional position by writing a love letter to a female patient.
59-year-old Dr Sachiendra Amaragiri was removed from the UK’s medical practitioners’ register, after a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) hearing was reported that the Dr Amaragiri was infatuated with a lady he treated for a stomach complaint, the identity of the woman has not been disclosed.
Dr Amaragiri wrote in the letter “You twanged some distant cord which had laid dormant in me for so many years. When you stepped into my clinic for the first time, I was suddenly stunned and taken aback by your presence.”
According to a report, after receiving the letter the woman called the police and complained that she was very distressed.
Dr. Amaragiri, who was not present at the MPTS hearing, has insisted he had not taken advantage of Patient A and described that his letter to her, which also invited her out for a coffee, as a “moment of madness”.
Since then the doctor has apologized to the woman and his colleagues at the Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley in the West Midlands region of England, where he worked as a consultant.
Dr. Amaragiri said that he intends to appeal the tribunal’s decision to suspend his medical registration.