3 GPs fined, disciplined for practising without certificates

SINGAPORE - Three doctors have been fined and censured by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), for making false declarations in order to obtain a Practising Certificate (PC) from the SMC.

They are: Dr Chio Han Sin Roy, 43, who was practising at Famicare Bedok Clinic, Dr Wong Mei Ling Gladys, 50, from Healthpoint Family Clinic & Surgery, and Dr Ng Hor Liang, 48, from Bukit Batok West Clinic.

According to the SMC in a statement on Friday, the trio had not been able to renew their PCs when it expired in 2011 due to a shortfall of Continuing Medical Education points.

After making up for the shortfall, they each submitted a Letter of Undertaking to the SMC for the renewal of their PCs. However, they falsely declared that they had not been practising medicine from the time that their certificates expired, when they actually did.

Both Dr Chio and Dr Wong were fined $10,000 each, while Dr Ng was fined $20,000.

They were also censured and asked to give written undertakings to the SMC that they will not engage in the conduct complained of and any similar conduct, and pay the costs and expenses of the proceedings as well as the cost of the solicitors to the SMC.

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