Hospital takes action on doctor who accessed records

Hospital takes action on doctor who accessed records

SINGAPORE - Last November, Dr Singh was fined $10,000 and censured by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) after he admitted to six charges of professional conduct.

KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) has confirmed that it has lodged a police complaint against a doctor who accessed medical records of his former girlfriends.

KKH said Dr Singh Tre'gon Randhawa, 32, is not on active duty, and the hospital is also reviewing his employment.

The Ministry of Health also said that it is looking into taking further action against Dr Singh.

Last November, Dr Singh was fined $10,000 and censured by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) after he admitted to six charges of professional conduct.

Dr Singh had accessed the medical records of two ex-girlfriends in 2007 and 2009.

He accessed the first woman's medical records when he learned that she was seeking treatment at the hospital for a suspected sexually transmitted disease and was worried he might have contracted the disease from her.

Dr Singh accessed another woman's medical records in 2009 to find out when she had appointments at the hospital so that he could avoid her. He claims the relationship soured, and the woman had stalked and threatened him.

The second woman filed a complaint against him in August 2009, bringing his actions to light.

The SMC disciplinary committee said Dr Singh was let off with a lighter punishment because his actions were done out of a 'sense of desperation and self protection' rather than out of malice or for profit.

hteoh@sph.com.sg

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