Doctor struck off for wrongly certifying cause of death

Dr Kwan Kah Yee declared wrongly in 2013 that a person's death was caused by ischaemic heart disease. He has been involved in other similar incidents. ST FILE PHOTO
Dr Kwan Kah Yee declared wrongly in 2013 that a person's death was caused by ischaemic heart disease. He has been involved in other similar incidents. ST FILE PHOTO

A doctor has been struck off the Register of Medical Practitioners for wrongly certifying the cause of death. This is the fourth time he has been found guilty of doing this.

On March 17, 2013, following a call from the dead person's mother, Dr Kwan Kah Yee had gone to the home of the dead person, who had been found face down on the mattress in the master bedroom.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2020, with the headline 'Doc struck off for wrongly certifying cause of death'. Print Edition | Subscribe