A DOCTOR from Solihull borough who sexually assaulted a female patient has been struck off the medical register.
Dr Rajeshkumar Mehta had been jailed for the offence, which was committed while employed as a locum at The Hill General Practice and Care Centre in Sparkhill.
The Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service (MPTS) said the conviction “undermines the trust and confidence the public puts in the medical profession”.
Mehta has 28 days to appeal against the decision.
The 64-year-old was not present during the hearing, which concluded on Friday (March 29).
Mehta, from Balsall Common, was found guilty of one count of sexual assault and jailed for 15 months last April and was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register.
The report from the MPTS hearing said the tribunal heard the sentencing remarks of the trial judge, which said the woman had been “complaining of what might have been the early symptoms of a heart attack” when Dr Mehta touched her inappropriately and made comments of a sexual nature. Taking into account the evidence against him, the tribunal said it found his conviction “to be extremely serious”.
The report said Dr Mehta’s fitness to practice was impaired by reason of his conviction.