10-minute house call results in two-year ban

AN after-hours GP who inappropriately touched a female patient during a 10-minute house call has been banned from medicine for two years.

Dr Naleen Priyamanna was found guilty last month of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct over the visit to a breastfeeding mother in December 2013, but had to wait until yesterday to learn his fate.

The patient, a 35-year-old breastfeeding mother who sought treatment for a high temperature, sore throat, aches and pains, alleged Dr Priyamanna sat close to her on a lounge and rubbed her bare thigh.

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