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SINGAPORE DOCTOR DIED DIVING IN BALI

While diving to about 20m, Dr Wong signalled to her guide that she needed to resurface. The guide followed her up. When the pair reached the surface, Dr Wong had lost consciousness. The guide, together with the other two divers, then used a speed boat to transfer Dr Wong back to land and subsequently to the Penta Medica Clinic, where she was subsequently pronounced dead on arrival by local doctors. The cause of death have not been revealed.

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DR SELLS COUGH SYRUP TO DRUB ABUSERS TO MAKE EXTRA PROFIT

Yet another case of a doctor doing illegal things. Dr Tan Gek Young was charged in court for selling more than 2,300 litres of cough syrup illegally to drug abusers. He was jailed two years and fined S$130,000.

What is wrong with these doctors? Selling drugs knowingly to drug abusers? Just for the profit?

Sometimes, it seems like greed is a more important consideration.

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DR CARRIED OUT OP WITHOUT PATIENTS OK, GIVEN 6 MONTH WORK SUSPENSION ONLY

Dr Yong Thiam Look Peter was found guilty of having carried out an operation on the trigger finger of a patient without his consent, and never kept any records of the procedure. He had also been found guilty of carrying out the operation on the clinic's table, not in an operation room. All these seems like pretty serious offences.

He was sentenced to a six month suspended from work sentence, $10,000 fine and just a warning letter.

But six months suspension from work? Six months will pass by quickly. $10,000 fine? He's a private doctor, been in this practice for decades, the fine easily paid by him. And warning letter? Am sure the letter will have been thrown into the rubbish chute soon enough.

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GREED IS THE CAUSE OF LONG QUEUES FOR PUBLIC HOSPITALS

This letter to ST truly reflect the frustrations of users of the public health care system. It's not the private health care sector doctors are always better trained, skilled, even though quite often that's so, but it is the extremely long wait to see a specialist doctor in the public health care sector that is most frustrating and irritating.

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TTSH DOCTOR REFUSED TO UPDATE PATIENT'S FAMILY PERSONALLY DESPITE ATTEMPTS TO REACH HER

My dad was suffering from numbless and we went to polyclinic who referred us to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. We went for appointment and the doctor admitted my dad as they want to go through various scanning and blood tests. During his 3 day 2 night stay, we never get to speak to the doctor as she always get the nurse to be the messenger. When we requested to speak to doctor, the nurse will tell us doctor work office hour, we will call the doctor, end of the day when we discharged, it was the nurse who called up. Few days passed and my dad was complaining his condition worsen, now we called wanting to speak to the doctor in charge, but she still refuse to call and get the nurse to be the messenger. I am wondering is this the normal procedure for doctor to decline updating the patient families?

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