A surgeon who was found guilty of professional misconduct has appealed against his five month suspension, arguing that the worker himself agreed to go back to work, and that working light duties will benefit him as it will enable him to begin early rehabilitation.
Dr Kevin Yip Man Hing, an orthopaedic surgeon, had certified a 47 year old Chinese national construction worker fit for work a day after his two day hospital stay. This was despite the fact that he had suffered a broken collarbone, rib fractures and an injured wrist after falling from a one-story height. The worker had also visited him again for post-operation surgical reviews on two days a few days after his fall, and he was again certified fit for light duties.
Medical experts had all agreed that the minimum sick leave after such injuries would have been two weeks. The surgeon was also blasted for his lack of remorse.