Doctor accused of sexual harassment sacked

PETALING JAYA: The head of the orthopaedic department at a hospital in Klang Valley, accused of sexual harassment, has been sacked, the health ministry said.

In a statement, Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said the doctor’s services were terminated on Nov 14.

“The Yang di-Pertuan Agong consented to the termination of the doctor’s services.”

Dzulkefly said the decision to terminate the doctor’s services was made after a special committee completed its investigation into the case on Oct 23.

In September, the government suspended the doctor for two months to launch investigations into sexual harassment complaints against him.

It was reported that the orthopaedic head had sexually harassed and made sexual advances against trainee doctors.

An independent inquiry body was formed, including representatives from the health ministry, as well as the women, family and community development ministry, and other related agencies.