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Disgraced Singaporean doctor Ler Teck Siang should be stuck off register for medical practitioners for good!

Posted by temasektimes on January 30, 2019

Disgraced Singaporean doctor Ler Teck Siang should be struck off the register for medical practitioners for good for his mishandling of the confidential records of HIV patients which has been leaked online by his American lover Mikhy Farrera Brochez.

 Ler Teck Siang

According to media reports, Ler downloaded the information from MOH HIV registry when he was the head of the National Public Health Unit from March 2012 till May 2013.

What transpired next is not revealed. We do not know whether Ler deliberately passed the information to his lover or it was stolen. In any case, the supposedly confidential information is now widely available online, causing much distress and anguish to HIV patients in Singapore.

The first oath of the Hippocratic Oath is “Do No Harm”. By passing the medical records of these patients to an unauthorized person who leaked it online, Ler is causing harm to 5,400 Singaporeans and 8,000 foreigners still living with the stigmatized disease.

As of now, Ler is still on the register of doctors in Singapore though he does not have a practising certificate to practise medicine in Singapore. Regardless of the outcome of his appeal in March, the Singapore Medical Council should strike off his name from the register of medical practitioners for good for he has proven himself to be morally unfit to be a doctor.

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