Malay woman jailed for assaulting doctor over MC

SINGAPORE: A patient who beat up a doctor over a medical certificate was on Wednesday sentenced to 12 weeks’ jail.

23-year-old Nurhayati Shedek had gone to see a doctor at Tampines Polyclinic with two sisters on 27 August last year.

The victim, Dr Yeo Chye Luan, attended to Nurhayati’s younger sister, Nur Hazirah.


Image contributed by ‘Farah’ who claimed that Nur Hazirah was one of the sister’s present at that time and was the one attended by Dr Yeo.

Nurhayati had confronted the 64-year-old doctor after finding out that her sister was not given a medical certificate.

She also wanted to know why there was no date indicated on the time chit issued by Dr Yeo.

When the doctor refused to issue a medical certificate and tried to phone for help, Nurhayati slapped her hand, grabbed Dr Yeo’s neck and shoved the victim’s head onto a table.

Dr Yeo managed to escape and went to seek help.

In sentencing, District Judge Ronald Gwee pointed out that the accused had been vicious and had injured a healthcare worker.

The maximum penalty for causing hurt is a jail term of two years and a S$5,000 fine.

Source: CNA
Image contribution: R1C reader ‘Farah’

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