Thursday, Aug 28, 2014Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
News
 

3-year suspension for Susan Lim, rules SMC

Penalties for overcharging include fine, censure; surgeon is appealing

Published on Aug 23, 2012 9:55 AM
 
The Singapore Medical Council has ruled that renowned surgeon Susan Lim be suspended from practising for three years. -- PHOTO: BT FILE

The Singapore Medical Council has ruled that renowned surgeon Susan Lim be suspended from practising for three years.

She is also to be fined $10,000 in a case involving overcharging a member of the Brunei royal family. She will also be censured in writing and must undertake not to overcharge again.

Dr Lim, 57, is appealing against the punishment, which was revealed in appeal papers she filed in the High Court last week. The punishment is believed to be among the most severe meted out to an errant doctor, short of being struck off.

She will continue to practise pending the outcome of the appeal. The appeal before the Court of Three Judges is due to be heard in the week of Jan 14 next year.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here