An anesthetist in Hong Kong was charged for professional misconduct after he was accused of groping the breasts and nipples of two pregnant women during their c-section deliveries, claiming that it was typical practice to measure the level of sedation.
The anesthetist, Dr. Cheung Kai-sheun, was reported by staff at St. Paul’s Hospital in Causeway Bay, where the alleged harassment had occurred. According to Apple Daily, the hospital’s management team set up an investigation into issue after receiving complaints from two nurses who worked with Cheung.
During a hearing on May 14, one of the nurses who filed a complaint against the anesthetist claimed to have seen him using his bare hands to touch patients’ breasts, and considered it unnecessary based on her own medical experience and knowledge in anesthesia administration.
She recalled Cheung using his second and middle fingers to fondle the patient’s nipples.
Dr. Frances Lui, a consultant anesthesiologist at Hong Kong’s Queen Mary Hospital, attended a hearing for the case yesterday, SCMP reported. She reaffirmed that Cheung’s creepy methods of administering anesthetic are indeed unnecessary, and that even if such a sensibility test was needed, medical instruments should be used rather than bare hands.
“Nipples and breasts are very private parts of a patient. I do not feel it is necessary to do a sensibility test on the nipples and breasts. We can do it below the breasts instead of touching the breasts directly,” she said.
A verdict has not yet been reached.
By Crystal Lau
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