Doctor allegedly caused patient’s death by rash act, accused of prescribing man cancer drugs without tests

He is said to have prescribed chemotherapy agent without first having man undergo tests

Dr Haridass Ramdass is accused of prescribing 10 tablets of methotrexate to Mr Savarimuthu Arul Xavier without first arranging for him to undergo the required tests.
Dr Haridass Ramdass is accused of prescribing 10 tablets of methotrexate to Mr Savarimuthu Arul Xavier without first arranging for him to undergo the required tests.ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI

A 75-year-old Singaporean doctor has been charged in the State Courts with the death of a patient, allegedly caused by tablets he had prescribed.

Dr Haridass Ramdass, who operated from a clinic in Chander Road in Little India at the time of the incident, is accused of prescribing 10 tablets of methotrexate (MTX) to Mr Savarimuthu Arul Xavier, 28, without first arranging for him to undergo the required tests.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2019, with the headline 'Doctor allegedly caused patient's death by rash act'. Subscribe