GP UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR ASKING MUSLIM TO REMOVE VEIL MAKES DECISION ON JOB FUTURE

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A GP WHO HAS BEEN PRACTISING FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS IS CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER ASKING A WOMAN TO REMOVE HER VEIL.

Dr Keith Wolverson asked the woman to remove the veil after having trouble hearing what she had to say.

The woman claimed that he gave her a ‘dirty look’ and felt discriminated against and reported the incident to hospital bosses.

Dr Wolverson was ‘deeply upset’ when last week he received a letter from the General Medical Council notifying him there would be an investigation and inquiry into the accusation which could lead him to be struck off.

Regardless of the outcome of the inquiry, the GP is refusing to go back to work and will step down.

He said: “I feel a major injustice has taken place. This is why you are waiting so long to see your GP and doctors are leaving in droves. This country will have no doctors left if we continue to treat them in this manner. I’m deeply upset.

“A doctor’s quest to perform the very finest consultation for the safety of the patient has been misinterpreted in a duplicitous manner to suggest there has been an act of racism committed. I absolutely no longer want to be a doctor.”

Explaining what happened, he said: “I asked her, would you kindly remove your face veil please because it makes communication very difficult,’ Dr Wolverson explained. ‘Normally this issue doesn’t arise because patients automatically do so.”

Dr Wolverson has received a huge output of support from the British public, many of whom disagree with the decision for an investigation.

Another added: “The GMC should have been disbanded years ago. It is used as a stepladder by those in power to charge more fees for incompetence. The capable ones such as this doctor are on the front line.”

What’s your opinion on this story? Did the doctor do anything wrong?