24 jun 2016
The Daily Mail issued an apology to Dr. Narendra Sharma Jan. 26 for reporting that he was accused of sexual assault but not reporting that Sharma was “found not guilty of all charges.” The Daily Mail’s original story from March 30, 2009, was titled “Doctor ‘abused abortion patients’.”
A search of the Mail’s website for Sharma’s name only produces the apology and correction — not the original story.
The Mail apologized: “The trial judge stated that he could ‘leave the Court without a stain on [his] character’. We are happy to set the record straight and apologise to Dr Sharma for the distress and embarrassment caused.”
The Metro likewise published the same apology to Sharma.
In an April 2009 article in The Advertiser, Sharma is quoted as saying that the allegations “led to my 80-year-old mother, who lives in India, having a heart attack.
“It is very drastic and embarrassing in India for anyone to be accused of sexual abuse, let alone a doctor. Anything like this brings shame not just on me but on the whole family.”
LONDON: An Indian-origin doctor is facing charges before Britain’s regulator, the General Medical Council, of assaulting patients sexually while working as a anaesthetist at a clinic in Manchester.
The charge against Sharma was that while being employed at the Marie Stopes (International) Clinic in Manchester, Sharma acted toward three patients in a manner that was indecent and sexually motivated and thereby abused his professional position.
He allegedly used the hands of sedated patients to perform obscene acts on himself during abortion procedures.
Dr. Sharma faced an allegation of misconduct after two medical workers gave statements against him. One staff member said she saw Sharma take a woman’s left hand and move it under the operating table during an abortion procedure.
Healthcare workers also made allegations against the doctor.
The hearing is going on, and Sharma’s record on the GMC register shows that he issuspended. Sharma gained his medical qualifications from Poona University in 1980.