Dr. Susan Lim was suspended by the Singapore Medical Council from practice for three years, as they found that she had over-charged her patients.
I find the decision to be harsh and counter-productive. She is a renown doctor and to stop her from practice for such a long period is a lose-lose outcome. She has useful skills that can be applied for the benefit of her patients.
Dr. Lim said that there are no fee guidelines and her fees have been agreed with the patient. If the patient was unhappy with the fee, she could have raised the matter during the time that she was being treated. It was not fair for this matter to be raised by the family after the patient had died.
While many people may find her fees to be excessive, Dr. Lim had her reasons as well and her points should also be considered. A better outcome is for her to refund some of the fees to the family - which is what she had done.