Doc struck off rolls by medical tribunal

Dr Winston Lee was convicted of molestation and making a false declaration under the Medical Registration Act.
Dr Winston Lee was convicted of molestation and making a false declaration under the Medical Registration Act.

Issue of how dishonesty is treated in medical profession, compared to that of legal, raised

A medical disciplinary tribunal which ordered a doctor to be struck off for two criminal convictions raised the issue of how dishonesty is treated in the medical profession compared to the legal profession in misconduct cases.

Pointing to a recent lecture by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, the tribunal noted that for lawyers, dishonesty resulted in the offender being struck off. But in the medical profession, it led to a fine of about $10,000 in past relevant cases.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'Doc struck off rolls by medical tribunal'. Print Edition | Subscribe