Suspected sexual assault of unconscious patients at Irish hospital to be addressed on Prime Time 1 week ago

Suspected sexual assault of unconscious patients at Irish hospital to be addressed on Prime Time

The complaints were made against a former anaesthetist who worked at Naas General Hospital.

Tuesday night's episode of Prime Time is to reveal a series of complaints of the suspected sexual abuse of unconscious patients by one anaesthetist in an Irish hospital.

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In a statement, RTÉ Investigates says it has learned of three separate investigations into complaints against Dr Aamir Zuberi, a former anaesthetist who worked at Naas General Hospital for many years.

According to RTÉ, the doctor is subject to investigations by Gardaí, the HSE and the Irish Medical Council, which are still ongoing.

The Prime Time episode will see one of the patients involved speak to RTÉ under the psuedonym "Michael" to protect his identity.

The statement from RTÉ about the programme reads:

"As the garda investigation progressed, Michael was informed by Gardaí Dr Zuberi had been placed on administrative leave by the hospital, pending investigation. In the summer of 2019, he was then told the doctor had left the country and returned to his native Pakistan. As Ireland currently has no extradition agreement in place with Pakistan, the development has essentially stalled all three investigations into Dr Zuberi.

"Tonight, RTÉ Investigates reveals that Dr Zuberi has in fact been practising in Pakistan where he is registered with the Pakistani Medical Commission. RTÉ Investigates have discovered the doctor was working at the Aga Khan Medical Centre in Singal in Northern Pakistan where he was the clinic’s sole anaesthetist."

RTÉ Investigates - A Patient's Nightmare will air on Tuesday night (23 November) as part of Prime Time at 9.35pm on RTÉ One and the RTÉ Player. You can watch a trailer for the programme below.

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Further details on the investigation can be read on the RTÉ website here.

Clip via RTÉ