Louis Ng on Civil Law (Amendment) Bill and Medical Registration (Amendment) Bill

October 2020

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Louis Ng on Civil Law (Amendment) Bill and Medical Registration (Amendment) Bill

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Proposed changes to the law would add several layers to the Singapore Medical Council’s disciplinary process and MP Louis Ng raised concerns about this, saying it was lack of manpower that led to the status quo of years-long delays. In Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 6), he also asked if a new inquiry committee is really needed, as the complaints committee can decide if a case is frivolous, within a stipulated deadline. Mr Ng asked if doctors will get support to meet enhanced standards of giving medical advice, such as increasing the doctor-patient ratio and consultation times in public hospitals.

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