MC-selling doctor uncovered


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 28 Feb 2004

A DOCTOR in Johor Baru has been selling medical certificates to patients without giving them a check-up, Nanyang Siang Pau reported yesterday. 

The daily reported that it received a lot of complaints from employers who doubted the accuracy of medical certificates issued by the doctor. 

A journalist from the daily, who was to the clinic on an undercover assignment, reported that the doctor asked how many days he needed when he told the doctor he needed to go on sick leave. 

The journalist asked for three days but the doctor said he could give only two as three days would be too long. 

However, the doctor agreed after the journalist told him he needed to go back to his hometown. 

The doctor then asked the journalist to state which days he wanted for the sick leave and the type of illness to state in the medical record. 

The doctor asked for RM15 but issued a receipt for RM25 for the journalist to claim from his company. 

When the journalist said his friend had paid only RM10 for the medical certificate, the doctor replied: “Other people asked for two days only.” 

According to the daily, the doctor did not give the journalist a check-up or provide medication. 

China Press reported that a 42-year-old woman was forced to strip in front of a policewoman to prove her gender as the last digit of her temporary identity card was an odd number. 

Low Mooi Leen said she was visiting a friend in a hotel in Malacca when police carrying out an operation asked her to produce her identity card. 

Low, who complained to Durian Daun state assemblyman Betty Chew, said she was taken to Malacca police headquarters as police doubted the authenticity of her identity card.  

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