23 Feb '11, 12am

Surgeon's $24.8m bill landed her in the soup via @WatchDogInSinga

Surgeon's $24.8m bill landed her in the soup via @WatchDogInSinga

DR SUSAN Lim, a surgeon in private practice, looked after a patient from Brunei for some years. The woman, linked to the Brunei palace, died in August 2007. Her medical bills for that year have not been paid and were at the centre of a hearing by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) over claims that Dr Lim had overcharged her patient. The complainant against Dr Lim is not the patient's family, but Singapore's Ministry of Health. An SMC disciplinary committee made up of three public sector doctors was set up to hear the case. The hearing was held over several periods last year. In late May, one of the committee members, SingHealth group chief operating officer Wong Yue Sie, died from a stroke. He was replaced by KK Hospital paediatric surgeon Anette Jacobsen. She was sent the relevant documents, with more than 10,000 pages of transcript, about two weeks before the next heari...

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