Materia Medica Malaysiana

February 26, 2007

Locum not a real doctor

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 8:39 am

Star: JOHOR BARU: He is a medical assistant at a government hospital but on his days off, he moonlighted as a “doctor” making about RM40 an hour as a locum in private clinics.
The man, in his 30s, was always well attired and carried himself well when attending to his “patients” the past few years until an allegation that he molested a “patient” recently exposed his cover.
The man, whose wife is also a staff at the hospital, does not have any degree in Medicine and has been a medical assistant at the hospital the past 10 years.
He has been arrested for allegedly molesting a housewife at a private clinic in Ulu Tiram several days ago.
The incident happened when a young couple came to see the “doctor” for a medical examination and the husband was told to wait outside.
The “doctor” allegedly molested the woman during the examination.
Police who were doing a background check on the man found out that he was not a real doctor.
He was arrested within hours after a report was lodged.
Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Shafie Ismail said investigation was being conducted.
A hospital official said there had been verbal complaints in the past about a medical assistant pretending to be a doctor.
“This is the first time that someone has been picked up by the police.”

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