'Distinct smirk on his face': Doctor guilty of house call misconduct

A PERTH doctor who initiated a house call then lay next to his patient and fondled and kissed her breasts has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia also found Dr Premanandan Vayal Veettil guilty of unsatisfactory professional performance.

The tribunal heard Dr Vayal Veettil, who worked at Royal Perth Hospital and as an after-hours locum for the Australian Locum Medical Service, initially made a house call on the service’s instructions on 10 March 2013 to a female patient with severe back pain. 

According to the patient