Doc fined, suspended for working illegally as locum

Dr Joel Arun Sursas gave himself medical leave on four occasions so that he could work at the clinic instead of the public hospital where he was posted.
Dr Joel Arun Sursas gave himself medical leave on four occasions so that he could work at the clinic instead of the public hospital where he was posted.PHOTO: ST FILE

While serving bond at hospital, he also gave himself MCs so he could work at clinic

A young doctor who had yet to get his full registration worked illegally as a locum in a clinic to earn extra money so that he could visit his former girlfriend in Canada and get back together with her.

Dr Joel Arun Sursas admitted to earning $13,000 by moonlighting as a locum on 47 occasions between July and December 2015.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2018, with the headline 'Doc fined, suspended for working illegally as locum'. Print Edition | Subscribe