Sick Mohammed Hossain's car was blocked in by GP 'to teach him a lesson'
Mohammed Hossain’s daughter Rebecca, who has complained to the surgery and NHS England, said the respected accountant was left "shivering in the cold" and very upset.
Police were eventually called to defuse the parking row at Chorlton Health Centre.
Mr Hossain, a grandfather who has high blood pressure after a stroke, parked in a space in a ‘staff only’ car park after running late for a 9.30am appointment.
He admits he was in the wrong but says he was anxious after earlier misplacing his car keys and could not find a disabled space.
I wasn’t rude. I couldn’t be nasty to anyone, especially a doctor who I come to to extend my life
He returned to his £400 Honda hatchback after his appointment to find a Lexus allegedly owned by one of the doctors parked behind him.
Widower Mr Hossain, a grandfather-of-three from Chorlton, said he repeatedly apologised and asked if the GP would move her car, but claims the receptionist said he would have to wait until she finished at 2.30pm.
He said he was told in the practice that the doctor "wanted to teach him a lesson" and was "furious".
Mohammed Hossain was told in the practice that the doctor was 'furious'
Mr Hossain’s daughter, solicitor Rebecca Hossain, 37, has submitted a formal complaint over the incident, which took place last Thursday, January 19.
She said her father caught a bus to Whalley Range then walked to his office and called her.
Ms Hossain said: “He shouldn’t have parked where he did, obviously. He was rushing and anxious and apologetic afterwards. But it is just pettiness.
"Someone else could have moved her car and he wouldn’t have been left shivering in the cold.”
She rang the police to complain and added: “The police called the surgery and within 10 minutes they called me back and told me that the car had been moved.
'I was apologising but don’t think that a patient should be treated like this', says Mr Hossain
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"It is wrong that a doctor should withhold someone’s car for any amount of time.”
Mr Hossain, who has run his accountancy business in Chorlton for more than 45 years, said he "thought it would be okay" to park there and displayed his disabled blue badge.
He said: “I was told that the doctor was very annoyed. I was saying a little prayer because I was worried and didn’t know what to do.
“I was apologising but don’t think that a patient should be treated like this. It shocked and upset me.
Police confirmed they received a ‘call for assistance required’ concerning the parking dispute
"I wasn’t rude. I couldn’t be nasty to anyone, especially a doctor who I come to to extend my life.”
Police confirmed they received a ‘call for assistance required’ concerning the parking dispute.
Chorlton Health Centre have been contacted for comment by Express.co.uk.