Recently, a general practitioner, Dr. Chu Siu Kong, was found guilty of 30 counts of professional misconduct and it led to his suspension and a heavy fine by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC).
The regulatory officials found him guilty of prescribing hypnotics and codeine-containing medication to his patients in an inappropriate manner after which he was suspended for five months along with a fine of $5,000.
Doctors are again in trouble over treatments, as a doctor from Paragon Medical Centre was previously condemned for publishing misleading advertisement.
In November 2010, the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) slapped a fine of $10,000 on Dr. Wong Yek Meng, a gynaecologist, 63, who was offering procedures to patients which were not proven medically.
Dr. Weng was also fined $24,000 for sending patient samples to non-accredited laboratories in foreign countries in May last.
It has been confirmed that three general practitioners have been suspended in Singapore. The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) has confirmed the suspension. The general practitioners have been suspended because of the professional misconduct.
In a major breakthrough, some doctors from Singapore have developed a new non-invasive treatment option for prostate cancer patients and they believe that it helps in minimizing the side effects along with reducing the treatment time.
Professor Tan Ser Kiat was alleged of wooing surgeon Susan Lim but recently, denying all the allegations against him, he said that he had been to her home 30 years back for an ordinary social occasion and he never tried to date her after that party.
A joint statement involving various government ministries and agencies was issued by the Singapore Government which assured the residents that the chances of any radioactive plume reaching Singapore from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were very low.