Changi General Hospital (CGH) PERVERT doctor Ivan Ngeow Ko Yen (pic left) was given a mere ‘touch’ on his wrist when he was put on probation for one year only for insulting the modesty of a 19-year-old undergraduate instead of a jail term which is the usual case.
For the offence, he could be jailed up to one year and fined.
In an earlier case, a man was jailed six months for exposing himself to his 11 year old daughter.
The 37 year old doctor from Malaysia had admitted in March to dressing up as a Victoria Junior College student and lifting his skirt to expose his genitals to the girl in August 2010.
He also repeated the same ‘feat’ to another girl who agreed to compound his offence for $5,000.
In mitigation, Ngeow’s lawyer claimed he has been secretly ‘cross-dressing’ since he was nine years old.
Despite the gravity of his offence and the fact he is currently seeing a psychiatrist, CGH still allows him to work in the hospital, stressing that Dr Ivan Ngeow remains ‘very much part of its team.’
Though Dr Ivan Ngeow is a Senior Resident Physician in Geriatric Medicine, he will need to interact with young female nurses and medical students in the course of his work as well.
In a statement released to the media, a CGH spokesperson said efforts to help Dr Ivan Ngeow ‘get back to his feet’ have led to him being allowed to see patients again and “he remained under the close supervision of his head of department”, Asst Professor Chuo Mee Leh Adeline: