Clinic under probe for hiring locum who is not fully registered

Dr Joel Arun Sursas worked as a locum at the other clinic to earn extra money to visit his former girlfriend in Canada, but in doing so, he breached the conditions of his medical registration.
Dr Joel Arun Sursas worked as a locum at the other clinic to earn extra money to visit his former girlfriend in Canada, but in doing so, he breached the conditions of his medical registration.PHOTO: ST FILE

A clinic that employed a young doctor as a locum when he held only a temporary registration is being investigated by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Dr Joel Arun Sursas worked as a locum - or stand-in doctor - at the unnamed private clinic on 47 occasions between July and December 2015, earning a total of $13,000.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2019, with the headline 'Clinic under probe for hiring locum who is not fully registered'. Print Edition | Subscribe