MOH 'looking into' SMC decision to fine doctor after petition

The Singapore Medical Council announced last week that it had fined Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang $50,000 for a 2015 incident in which he failed to verify a caller's identity before writing a memo containing confidential medical information. An online petitio
The Singapore Medical Council announced last week that it had fined Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang $50,000 for a 2015 incident in which he failed to verify a caller's identity before writing a memo containing confidential medical information. An online petition was started on Friday to protest against the judgment. Nearly 7,000 people, many of them doctors, have signed it.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is "looking into" a Singapore Medical Council (SMC) decision to fine a psychiatrist $50,000 after he was duped into giving up a patient's information.

A ministry spokesman added it was aware of a petition started on Friday to protest against this judgment. The online petition was signed by nearly 7,000 people - many of them doctors - as of 10.30pm last night.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 10, 2019, with the headline 'MOH 'looking into' SMC decision to fine doctor after petition'. Subscribe