Surgeon suspended over 'professional misconduct'

Tribunal: He did not properly evaluate patient's condition nor keep proper records

A surgeon has been suspended from practising for seven months for not properly evaluating a patient's condition, not informing her of alternative treatments and not keeping proper medical records.

A disciplinary tribunal (DT) convened by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) heard that the patient, who complained about diarrhoea and rectal bleeding, had gone to see Dr Ganesh Ramalingam on April 22, 2014.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2018, with the headline 'Surgeon suspended over 'professional misconduct''. Print Edition | Subscribe