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    'Alarm' airport doctor struck off

    A doctor who boarded a plane in protective goggles, overalls, gloves
    and overshoes, alarming passengers over the Sars virus, has been struck

    The General Medical Council
    had found Dr Egidius Panis guilty of inappropriate conduct, and
    suspended his registration with immediate effect.

    The 49-year-old, of Barming, Kent, boarded the plane from Hong Kong to diagnose a man with a sneeze and cough.

    His actions in 2003 at Heathrow came at a time of public concern over Sars.

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    Dr Panis, a Dutch national, was a senior clinical medical health officer at the airport's health control unit at the time.

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    He had already been told the man did not have a temperature and was
    breathing normally, the General Medical Council's fitness to practise
    panel was told.

    He was found guilty of inappropriate and unprofessional
    behaviour and conduct likely to cause "alarm and fear" to the

    The panel ruled it was likely passengers would have been alarmed at the sight of a doctor in full protective gear.

    Dr Panis was also found guilty of other charges of inappropriate conduct between 1997 and 2005.

    Concerns were raised among Metropolitan Police officers when he advised
    them to wear gloves and gowns when attaching identification tags to
    coffins from the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.


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    Story from BBC NEWS: /6434035.stm

    Published: 2007/03/09 10:48:02 GMT


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    Bit ott to suspend him though ?



      A bit harsh. Taking away his livelihood for that?

      If I saw an air-hostess sitting by the door of the plane in a jumpsuit and wearing a parachute backpack, now that would be a bit disconcerting.

      Unrepentant Langer


        suspend he's been struck off. Can no longer practise as a Doctor. Must of being hitting the laughing gas before he went on board though.
        Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale


          I does sound a bit ott but I think this bit might explain a bit


          Dr Panis was also found guilty of other charges of inappropriate conduct between 1997 and 2005.'

          Maybe it was the last straw



            He sounds like a f**king loon, which might have had something to do with it.
            "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men" Edward R Murrow

            "Little by little, we have been brought into the present condition in which we are able neither to tolerate the evils from which we suffer, nor the remedies we need to cure them." - Livy

            "I think that progress has been made by two flames that have always been burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world" - Tony Benn