dr Hossam Metwally was sentenced to 14.5 years in prison last September after nearly killing his girlfriend while trying to “exorcise her from evil spirits” and has now been struck off the medical register
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A doctor who nearly killed his girlfriend while trying to “exorcise her from evil spirits” and also filmed two patients undressing has been struck off the medical register.
dr Hossam Metwally was sentenced in September to 14.5 years in prison for a series of appalling acts, including injecting nurse Kelly Wilson with life-threatening drugs that left her in a deep coma in hospital.
The then 61-year-old was branded a “disgrace” to the profession and the case described as “unlike any other in the history of Humberside Police,” he reported HullLive.
Metwally, described as a “religious fanatic”, was a former NHS anesthesiologist and practiced at the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, while also running a clinic from his home in the town.
He was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court last year after being convicted of eight charges including distributing poison with intent to endanger life.
A three-day hearing by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) ended on Tuesday with a decision that the disgraced anesthetist be immediately struck off the medical register.
GMC’s Kevin Slack said anything but deleting it “would damage public confidence in the medical profession.”
During last year’s trial, it was heard how Metwally was convinced between 2015 and 2019 that his partner was “possessed by evil spirits”, which a judge said was “born out of religious fanaticism”.
Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said in his sentencing remarks that the case was “very serious and extremely bizarre”.
He added that he “never led a case like this in 41 years of practice as a lawyer.”
Judge Richardson described Metwally’s relationship with Ms Wilson as “abusive” and “a form of brainwashing”.
“You used your power and your professional training as a doctor to commit very serious crimes,” he said at the sentencing hearing in September.
“You have perverted one of the central tenets of the medical profession by using medical procedures to carry out criminal acts.”
This week’s tribunal also heard how Metwally had secretly filmed two patients undressing – offenses to which he pleaded guilty in court.
His voyeurism has been branded a “grotesque” breach of trust that left one of the victims feeling “broken.”
Mr Slack referred to comments that “there was no evidence that Dr. Metwally has insight into his actions; there was no apology and no expression of remorse”. He also echoed Judge Richardson’s remarks that the doctor “nearly killed” Ms. Wilson and “exploited her vulnerability.”
He stated that Metwally had fought the majority of the allegations pending a contested trial and “even now appears to be questioning his convictions”.
Although Metwally currently remains behind bars, the panel also ordered an immediate suspension which, if free, would prevent him from practicing during the appeal period.
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