Doctors suspended | Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay

Benjamin Millar

Two Maidstone doctors have been suspended from practice after concerns were raised that the couple is giving false COVID-19 vaccination exemptions.

General Practitioners at Ashley Street Medical Center, Dr. Michael Keng Sin Lee and Dr. Yee Wah, Eva Wong, has been banned from practicing in Australia after having her registrations suspended in the wake of investigations that followed reports of large crowds gathering outside the clinic late last month. had to be dispersed by the police.

Both doctors were experienced general practitioners, first registered in 1981.

Star Weekly has made repeated attempts to contact doctors to get a comment.

Victoria has now tightened the rules on obtaining vaccination exemptions following reports that GPs were abused and pressured to give them to patients who lacked a valid reason for dispensation, which can only be issued for specific medical reasons.

A spokeswoman for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the Medical Board of Australia said the consequences of granting an exemption when it is not justified could be significant.

“If a notice is sent to us that a GP makes exceptions in circumstances other than those described in the ATAGI counseling, we will investigate,” she said.

“We will consider each case on its individual facts, but an examination may lead to limitations on the registration of a general practitioner.

“This may affect their ability to continue to grant exemptions, to handle patients in relation to COVID-19, or where there is significant sustained risk, or it is in the public interest, may result in a suspension of registration.”

The spokeswoman said public protection remains their first priority.

“Our message is clear: We believe that vaccination is a crucial part of public health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said.

The Medical Board Code of Conduct requires GPs to be honest and not misleading when writing reports or certificates, and only sign documents that they believe are accurate and take reasonable steps to verify the contents before signing a report. or certificate, and does not knowingly omit relevant information. “

Anyone concerned about the behavior of registered physicians can inform Ahpra online or by calling 1300 419 495.

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