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Doc who aided suicide to resume practice

india Updated: Oct 31, 2006 08:44 IST
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An Indo-Canadian doctor charged with aiding a person attempt suicide has been allowed to resume his practice.

Ramesh Kumar Sharma of Vernon, British Columbia, was charged in July with helping a 92-year-old woman attempt suicide. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, after a month-long investigation, suspended Sharma's right to practice.

Now, according to reports, the college has released a statement allowing Sharma to resume his practice.

However, Sharma can practise only if he observes certain conditions, according to a report in the Morning Star, a newspaper of Vernon.

This includes seeing patients only at his office on 33rd Street in Vernon, no prescribing of narcotics, having a chaperone present continuously throughout all patient attendances, and ongoing review of his practice by the college.

Earlier, members of the Indo-Canadian community had come out strongly in support of Sharma after he was suspended, filling up the courthouse whenever he appeared.