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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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