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SL skins d wrong cat n land in

Postby Way2GO » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:44 pm

Dr. Susan Lim skins d wrong cat n lands in hot soup
with scums floating to d surface.
Dis wouldn't hv a public airing if SMC has done its job right
in d first disciplinary hearing.
Dis case is as much about Dr SL blatant overcharging as it's
about d failure of SMC.
Did Dr SL made a wrong move to fight dis in civil court?

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:17 pm

just personal opinion = please don't flame me

i don't like the high medical cost in singapore

but they also misunderstood the role of dr sl in the case as a personal physician to the vvip

they only focused on the financial bills from the subcon doctors, without and unable to quantify the financial cost of dr sl when they have to clear the clinic, on 24/7 standby (for the how many years ?), lots of the opportunity cost sacrificed by dr sl could not even be quantified, and also the infrastructure cost dr sl's group. medical evacuation cost at 450k isn;t that expensive, can just call AEA to benchmark, that is only for ordinary joe...for a vvip, the evacuation would have to cost more with everything specially ordered

probably lots of green eyes in the smc, or she could have stepped on some tails. there was even a disclosure of dr ng eng hen made nett profit of $4.5m before he joined pap, and for dr sl's clinic group profit of how much as reported ? with the discount sought by moh, the clinic's profit is even lesser than dr ng's previous pay, or may be in comparable range...so there is nothing out of the blue really (cannot remember exact numbers, agak agak only= don't flame me, just chit chat here)

but one thing for sure here : it confirms the lucrativeness of specialist surgeon in singapore

and though i don't like the high medical cost in singapore, such airing of such saga won't bring down the medical cost in singapore either

she could be greedy but there is also a need to protect profit margin, without which it is difficult to maintain a specialist edge; chicken or egg - anyone can argue round and round it
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Postby Way2GO » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:19 pm

Her lawyers' main line of argument is dat their client
had a fee agreement with her patient, d late Pengiran Anak Hajah Damit.
But d lady is dead.
How can d dead confirm in her favour unless there is a written agreement?

Dr SL reputation is seriously damaged whichever way it turns out.

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:22 pm

since the vvip is dead, it is good to tekan somebody lor

don't defend also die, defend also die
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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:23 pm

lawyers of both sides, this is just idle chit chat only hor
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Postby Way2GO » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:35 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote: ... lots of the opportunity cost sacrificed by dr sl could not even be quantified, ........
probably lots of green eyes in the smc, or she could have stepped on some tails.


Agree dat her opportunity costs is hard to quantify.
There is no fee structure for specialist doctors in Singapore.
They can charge any amount as they deem fit to charge.

IMO, it's not d red eyes effect in SMC.
d SMC is a professional body set up to monitor n maintain
d integrity of d medical profession.
Any wayward doctor is judged by their own peers.
D community is not dat big.
d fact dat in d first disciplinary hearing, d DC stepped down
without returning a verdict should tell u something, yes?

When she realized which tail she stepped on n
she n her hubby flew to Brunei to try to obtain a letter of good standing,
it was oredi too late to reverse d outcome.

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:41 pm

looks like a 'dog bite dog' world even in the medical specialist worlds
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Postby Way2GO » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:50 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:since the vvip is dead, it is good to tekan somebody lor

don't defend also die, defend also die


IMHO, dis case is not just about Dr SL.
She will probably be held up as a cautionary tale.
d aftermath will be:
1. Dr SL future billings will be closely scrutinized, if she still has a practice in SG.
2. Other doctors will be very careful about billing exorbitant amounts.
3. There will be changes in SMC.

My question is "why does it take d Bruneian Royal family with
political connections to SG to flak dis out?"
If d case hasn't gone to civil court, many Singaporeans will be none
d wiser for it.

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:52 pm

Way2GO wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:since the vvip is dead, it is good to tekan somebody lor

don't defend also die, defend also die


IMHO, dis case is not just about Dr SL.
She will probably be held up as a cautionary tale.
d aftermath will be:
1. Dr SL future billings will be closely scrutinized, if she still has a practice in SG.
2. Other doctors will be very careful about billing exorbitant amounts.
3. There will be changes in SMC.

My question is "why does it take d Bruneian Royal family with
political connections to SG to flak dis out?"
If d case hasn't gone to civil court, many Singaporeans will be none
d wiser for it.


but still the high medical cost won't come down, it is a one way traffic
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Postby Way2GO » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:02 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:looks like a 'dog bite dog' world even in the medical specialist worlds


On d contrary.
Read d affidavits put up by 5 doctors in defence of Dr SL
in today's ST.

But she u came up against someone bigger.

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