Supporters begin a petition to rescue a doctor who was "forced" after asking a Muslim woman to lift her veil

  • Dr. Keith Wolverson, 52, said supporters launched a petition to clear his name
  • He said he could not find work and was planning to stop medicine and re-educate himself
  • Dr. Wolverson said the Muslin woman had no objections when he "politely" asked her to remove the face cover because he could not hear what she said

A medical doctor who asked a Muslim woman to remove her veil yesterday said he had been flooded with messages of support.

Dr. Keith Wolverson, 52, said supporters launched a petition calling for discharge.

He said he could not find work and was planning to end the medicine and train as a beautician.

Dr. Wolverson said the woman had no objections when he "politely" asked her to remove the face cover because he had difficulty understanding what she said about her sick daughter.

Dr. Keith Wolverson, 52, said supporters launched a petition calling for discharge

However, her husband later filed a complaint and last week the family doctor was shocked when he received a letter from the General Medical Council. He was reportedly being investigated for allegations of racial discrimination that could lead to his being dismissed.

Since the incident in a walk-in center at Royal Stoke University Hospital last June, Drs. Wolverson is no longer working there and now plans to leave the medicine – despite the immaculate 23 years in general medicine.

"Unfortunately, I can not work right now because I'm a family doctor and nobody will hire you while you're being examined by the GMC," he said. "I feel I have no choice but to try to do something different."

"I have received many messages of support since the announcement of my decision, which is a comfort." The people have supported me almost unequivocally. "

Yesterday, an online petition was launched calling for Dr. Wolverson should not be fired and the GMC should treat this man fairly and test all evidence.

Since the incident in a walk-in center at Royal Stoke University Hospital last June, Drs. Wolverson is no longer working there and now plans to leave the medicine - despite the immaculate 23 years in general medicine

Since the incident in a walk-in center at Royal Stoke University Hospital last June, Drs. Wolverson is no longer working there and now plans to leave the medicine – despite the immaculate 23 years in general medicine

The Derbyshire GP said he is considering retraining for cosmetic procedures. When asked what he wanted to do next, he said, "Probably cosmetic work, Botox, things like that. I do not have to be on the medical record to get it done. "

Dr. Wolverson told how the Muslim woman brought her daughter at the age of ten or eleven years to see that he feared she had tonsillitis. But he tried to hear the mother's report about the girl's health problems because her speech was obscured by her niqab – which covered her face away from her eyes.

He said the mother had complied with his request to remove her veil without objection. But shortly thereafter, her husband arrived and stated that he wanted to complain about the behavior of the family doctor.

According to the complaint made against him, the Wolverson said she did not want to remove the veil on religious grounds, but he declined to continue the consultation unless she did. He denies that.

The GMC said it had never confirmed whether it was investigating doctors unless they were given conditions or suspended. Wolverson has not happened at this time.

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