Indian doctor suspended from NHS job for 6 months for making ‘pork sausage’ remarks to Pakistani colleague
- dr Colathor Eshwari accused of insults amounting to a “racial attack”.
- The paramedic, who is from India, mumbled Dr. A. keeps saying things about pork
- She also told her colleague from Pakistan not to fill the kettle with “dirty water”.
An NHS doctor has been suspended for six months after making repeated comments about “pork sausages” to a Muslim colleague.
dr Colathor Eshwari was accused by an unidentified colleague from Pakistan, known only as Dr. A. is said to have committed an insult amounting to a “racist attack”.
The medic, who is from India, murmured Dr. A. repeatedly said about pork, which Muslims don’t eat, and also told her not to fill the kettle with “dirty water.”
The incidents happened while they were staying in accommodation provided by the Wye Valley NHS Trust in November 2019, when they both started work at Hereford County Hospital.
A court for doctors ruled that the behavior of Dr. Eshwari was “regrettable” and amounted to “serious” misconduct and gave her a six-month suspension.
The incidents happened while they were both staying in accommodation provided by Wye Valley NHS Trust in November 2019 when they both started working at Hereford County Hospital (pictured).
dr A. said she tried to get Dr. Introducing Eshwari, who refused to give her name before muttering “pork sausages” under her breath.
She said dr. Eshwari then took a kettle that Dr. A. had filled it with bottled water and threw it down the sink, saying, “Don’t mess that kettle up with your dirty water.”
dr A. said she returned to her room but heard Dr. Eshwari kept repeating “pork sausages” in the corridor.
She said she was “shocked and speechless” and that Dr. Eshwari hummed the words “pork sausages” every time she entered the kitchen and common room.
dr A said she was a Pakistani Muslim and her country’s poor relationship with India led some Indians to call the country ‘Porkistan’ and the Pakistani people ‘piggy’ since Muslims don’t eat meat.
She said, “Dr. Eshwari’s comments felt like a racist attack and that’s why I felt it would be difficult for me to have a good relationship with Dr. build up Eshwari.
“She stays in the kitchen and common room most of the time and whenever I go there she starts humming that word and making faces.”
The General Medical Council, which sets standards for doctors in the UK, said Dr.
dr Eshwari did not admit to any of the allegations, but they were found to be proven by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service on March 2.
dr Eshwari was handed a six-month suspension from the register after the panel found her unfitness to work due to misconduct.
During the hearing, Dr. Eshwari, she does not know and is not interested in where Dr. A come.
She apologized “unreservedly” for any “misunderstandings” that Dr. A. could have come.
dr Eshwari said she discarded the kettle water for health and safety reasons, fearing it came from a half-empty bottle.
She also claimed that at the time she was looking for sausages in the fridge and mumbling to herself “where are the sausages”.
The court found that the actions of Dr. Eshwari could cause offense and showed that they harbored hostility toward Dr. A had shown.
They stated: “The tribunal had found that the misconduct of Dr. Eshwari was severe.
“A member of the public aware of the full facts of the case would be concerned that a doctor acted as Dr. Eshwari did it.
“Furthermore, the court held that a professional colleague would find Dr. Eshwari’s actions deplorable.”
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