A doctor accused of touching a female patient inappropriately without her consent or a chaperone in the room is being investigated by a tribunal.
Dr Narendra Kochar was employed in Edinburgh when the alleged incidents occurred on May 5, 2008.
In March 2020, he was cleared by a jury at Manchester Crown Court of six counts of sexual assault against three patients on whom he had performed medical examinations.
The consultant gastroenterologist has now been accused of undertaking an “inappropriate and non-clinically indicated” examination, wherein he allegedly touched the woman’s breasts and external genitalia multiple times.
He has also been accused of pressing and rubbing his aroused genitalia against the patient multiple times, in one instance raising her arm against himself.
Dr Kochar allegedly also carried out an inappropriate examination of the patient’s genitalia while not wearing gloves.
The tribunal is also investigating claims that he failed to obtain the patient’s consent, offer her a chaperone, or record the examination of the patient’s breasts and vagina in her medical records – the last of which he has admitted to.
A panel at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) will determine if Dr Kochar’s fitness to practise is impaired.
The tribunal considers evidence regarding alleged misconduct by doctors brought by the General Medical Council (GMC) – the regulatory body for doctors.
The MPTS decides whether UK-registered doctors are fit to practise – if not, it also rules on how they should be sanctioned.