Psychiatrist Kong Sim Guan suspended for having sex with his patient for 10 years
Posted by temasektimes on July 25, 2012
Dr Kong Sim Guan, also known as Sim Heng Guan, a psychiatrist practising at The Psychiatric & Behavioural Medicine Clinic (Ang & Kong) at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre has been suspended by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) for three years and fined $10,000 for having an improper sexual relationship with his patient for over 10 years.
Under SMC’s medical code and ethical guidelines, a doctor must not have a sexual relationship with a patient, or be involved in an adulterous relationship.
According to the SMC disciplinary committee, the patient was a psychiatric patient troubled by marital issues.
The three year suspension is the longest suspension meted out by SMC on a practising doctor. A former gynaecologist at Kandang Kerbau Hospital was suspended for two years for having sex with his patient.
Another gynecologist Dr Saifuddin Sidek of Sidek Clinic for Women was also suspended and censured for professional misconduct by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) in March this year for bringing a female patient to check into 3 different hotels.