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Old 18-12-2020, 07:43 AM
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Exactly, as a doctor I feel we should hold the medical profession to the highest standards possible to maintain the trust of the public.

Slack enforcement of SMC rules and regulations is the reason why cases like senior ex-SGH psychiatrist Chan Herng Nieng and his patient have occured, because junior doctors have already been getting away with breaches of the law since NSF days, further emboldening them to commit future offences. SMC should wake up its idea and start holding these errant doctors accountable.

For the poster who thinks enforcement of a law is double standards, I strongly urge you to reconsider your choice of profession.
Personally the trust/relationship between doctors and patients is long gone.
Patients no longer respect doctors as they used to do (mainly because they are more educated now and think they know better than the doctor). Doctors also don't really trust patients nowadays in view of the recent medical legal cases. My consultant nowadays tell me, before you do /document/promise anything, always think of how the patient can sue you in the future..

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Personally the trust/relationship between doctors and patients is long gone.
Patients no longer respect doctors as they used to do (mainly because they are more educated now and think they know better than the doctor). Doctors also don't really trust patients nowadays in view of the recent medical legal cases. My consultant nowadays tell me, before you do /document/promise anything, always think of how the patient can sue you in the future..

Good advice.

That is exactly how you should think as a doctor. Every patient is a potential litigant.

Every patient is also how you earn a living.

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Anyone here planning to take the covid vaccine?

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Old 20-12-2020, 04:06 AM
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Doctors in ns usually about 20k
Coz they locum like mad
Young and energetic
20k per month? yea agree that SMC should catch these young dudes. don't go out there risk people's lives. all these inexperienced dudes.
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The law doeant allow NSF to moonlight. So why are doctors allowed to. Close one eye

This is shocking. I will write to SMC to complain. Search up all the male drs who are of the age to be SAFMOs. Report them to SAF andSMC if you meet them at GP clinic.
All COs should demand that MOs submit their IRAS returns. If is more than NSFMO salary then you know they moonlight. Charge them. If they dont declare then is tax evasion.
Agree. SMC should take action and stop these. A law is a law. so what if they are doctors? they are still nsf men. Especially with the current covid period, both NSF and SMC should see to this not happening.
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Thread full of idiots who don't know the difference between law, regulation and rules.
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Thread full of idiots who don't know the difference between law, regulation and rules.
Yup. Thread is full of doctors.
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Nsf cannot locum officially due to safe regulation sayinh nsf cannot moonlight
The moonlight law applies to all. My 3sg used to moonlight as a waiter. I closed two eyes.
Many a level nsf moonlight as tuition teacher.

For doctor nsf
However nsf allowance is so low that they will not be able to service their tuition loan

In between the risk of default vs breaching rules, many chose the latter

From smc perspective as long as u are full registration, u can practise independently. So the burma doc who has twenty years of exp that just came to Singapore cannot practise independently but the baby mo can!

From moh perspective, as long as you don't touch intermediate and long term care, you can practise at different sites.


Tldr: as long as full reg, can locum
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Nsf cannot locum officially due to safe regulation sayinh nsf cannot moonlight
The moonlight law applies to all. My 3sg used to moonlight as a waiter. I closed two eyes.
Many a level nsf moonlight as tuition teacher.

For doctor nsf
However nsf allowance is so low that they will not be able to service their tuition loan

In between the risk of default vs breaching rules, many chose the latter

From smc perspective as long as u are full registration, u can practise independently. So the burma doc who has twenty years of exp that just came to Singapore cannot practise independently but the baby mo can!

From moh perspective, as long as you don't touch intermediate and long term care, you can practise at different sites.


Tldr: as long as full reg, can locum
If Burma doctor can work in Singapore without restrictions, then what is the value of being a Singapore citizen? Might as well give birth in Burma and attend med school there (with lower tuition fees) before coming to Singapore to work and get same pay as local doctor.

I also agree SMC should not condone NSF baby MOs who willingly and dishonestly breach SAF rules against locuming as it reeks of professional misconduct.
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