Local doctor cautioned over “irresponsible” COVID claims

A Brampton pediatrician at the centre of controversial remarks regarding the COVID-19 has been issued a trio of cautionary warnings over her remarks. Dr. Kulvinder Kaur Gill, the leader of Concerned Ontario Doctors, an advocacy group that — among other activities, spoke in front of Brampton councillors last regarding its healthcare emergency and need for additional hospital funding — was issued the cautions by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, which made the warnings last week in regard to past comments made by Kaur on social media.
Kaur’s comments, posted on Twitter, suggested that there was “no medical or scientific reason for this prolonged, harmful and illogical lockdown,” and suggested that individuals who “have not figured out that we don’t need a vaccine … are not paying attention.”

 In their ruling, made after a hearing held on Feb. 3, the College of Physicians’ complaints committee said Kaur’s statements did not align with public health guidance and not suggest any alternative views regarding her statements, saying they lacked evidence. The statements were “(irresponsible) to make on social media during a pandemic,” the committee said in their statement regarding the. For her part, Kaur said in supporting documents that her comments were taken from a personal account and did not represent the views of her practice, as well as being taken out of context.

 The College of Physicians said in its ruling that Kaur was cautioned “in person “regarding her statements, and that she has indicated to them that she plans to appeal two or more of the cautions

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