Cape Breton obstetrician faces professional misconduct allegations
HALIFAX -- A Cape Breton obstetrician is facing allegations of professional misconduct following claims that he made inappropriate comments.
In February, the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons will hold a hearing into the allegations against Dr. Manivasan Moodley.
According to the college, the allegations involve two patients and date back to July 2017.
In one case, Moodley is accused of making inappropriate comments on a patient's physical appearance, performing a physical examination of the patient in a sexualized manner and asking questions of a sexual nature.
In another case involving another patient, Moodley is accused of unnecessarily requesting an internal examination, complimenting the patient on the colour of her underwear and violating physician and patient boundaries by showing up at her workplace.
Moodley's medical licence has had interim restrictions imposed since September 2017. The restrictions include having an attendant with him from beginning to end when seeing female patients.
When contacted by CTV News, Moodley denied the allegations, and said he will be fighting them.