PETALING JAYA: A radiologist is facing six charges of accepting more than RM44,800 from a supplier in relation to the purchase of medical equipment for the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Dr M. Jeyaledchumy, 43, allegedly received between RM1,143 and RM27,162 on each occasion, without consideration, from medical equipment supplier Khor Wah Aun, who had official dealings with her.
She allegedly received a total of RM44,817 in the form of four cheques and two telegraphic transfers.
Khor, 48, who owns Pakar Tangkas Sdn Bhd, had allegedly used three bumiputra companies for the supply of the equipment. He lodged a police report against the specialist on July 25 last year.
The accused, who is attached to the hospital’s Imaging and Diagnostics Department, is alleged to have committed the offences at the Malayan Banking Bhd branch in Jalan SS2/63 here between April 19, 2005 and March 16 last year.
She had been appointed by the hospital to be on its medical committee to buy medical equipment from Khor’s firm.
Dr Jeyaledchumy got a Masters in Radiology from Universiti Malaya in 1999 and completed her sub-specialisation in interventional radiology in 2004.
She later obtained a Masters degree in Neurovascular disease in Paris.
The specialist, who had served in five other hospitals before she was transferred to the KLH in 2004, claimed trial to all charges yesterday.
If convicted, she can be sentenced up to two years’ jail or fined or both under Section 165 of the Penal Code.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Kevin Morais asked the Sessions Court to set bail at RM12,000 in one surety.
Pleading for a lower bail, lawyer V. Rajadevan said his client was just a government servant.
Rajadevan said the doctor was bonded with the Government until 2013 and there was no possibility of her absconding.
He said his client had to support her aged parents and requested the bail be set at RM1,500 for each charge.
Judge Nurmala Salim granted the prosecutor’s request on the bail amount and set three days from Sept 24 for her trial.
Dr Jeyaledchumy posted bail.