28 Feb '11, 10pm

Top local surgeon double-charged Bruneian royal, says lawyer, with an initial bill of S$24.8 million

SINGAPORE - Not only did she inflate medical bills from other doctors, top surgeon Susan Lim effectively double-charged a patient from the Brunei royal household, Senior Counsel Alvin Yeo alleged yesterday on Day 4 of her fight in the High Court against the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). He told the court this after five doctors said they did not think Dr Lim had marked up the fees for Pengiran Anak Hajah Damit, who was the younger sister of the Queen of Brunei and cousin of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. But, while the doctors had felt the invoices merely took into account her services, Mr Yeo, acting for the SMC, said she had been billing separately for her own services, too. For example, Dr Lim had billed Pengiran Damit S$25,500 in the name of Dr Tanny Chan for a medical conference, although the latter had issued no invoice, Mr Yeo said. Dr Lim then separately sent an addit...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110301-0000236/To...

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