Saturday, March 09, 2019

Excessive fines imposed by the Singapore Medical Council

The Singapore Medical Council is geting out of hand.

It imposed a fine of $100,000 on a doctor for failing to inform the patient on the possible side effect of a common injection. Click here.

It imposed a fine of $50,000 on a doctor for giving private information to the wrong person. Click here.

In both cases, it was clear that the doctor had acted properly and the mistake was an oversight. Why was such a large fine being imposed?

The fine imposed by the Council was clearly excessive. Two separate petitions were organized by the doctors against the excessive fines. There were clearly out of proportion to the mistake.

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