Of late, there has been a great deal of publicity around doctors being punished for some sort of dereliction of duties and care, causing much disquiet and even anger among doctors here.
In Singapore, a patient or the family of a patient can seek redress from a doctor whom they think has been negligent and has caused harm by making a complaint to the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) or mounting a malpractice suit, or both.
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