A man in his 60s who pretended to be a “fake doctor” at more than 60 hospitals nationwide for 27 years has been sentenced to prison.
Judge Han So-hee of the Suwon District Court Criminal Division 10 sentenced Mr. A, 60, to seven years in prison and a fine of 5 million won on Sept. 24 on charges of forging official documents, executing forged official documents and fraud.
“The defendant’s unlicensed medical practice disrupted the medical order and caused serious adverse effects on health and safety, and deserves strict punishment,” the judge said. “The defendant continued to practice medicine without a license even after a prosecution investigation was initiated and investigated,” she said. “There were 15,000 patients who received treatment from the defendant, and the defendant’s treatment is not a field where serious medical accidents occur, so it cannot be ruled out that even if an actual medical accident occurred, the patients were unaware of it,” the court said, adding, “Considering that the defendant received a high salary exceeding 500 million won by deceiving the hospital, the court gave reasons for the sentence스포츠토토.”
As for the seven hospital directors who hired A, the court suspended the sentence of 5 million to 10 million won in fines, saying that “they did not go through the procedure of validating the defendant’s medical license,” but that “they were deceived by the defendant.” However, for Mr. B, the hospital director, the court sentenced him to a fine of 20 million won, saying, “Considering that he has a history of violating medical laws in the past, such as having unlicensed employees assist in surgery.”
Mr. A was accused of forging a doctor’s license and submitting it to the hospital to pose as a medical practitioner from October 2014 to December last year, when the statute of limitations had expired. It was investigated that he graduated from medical school in 1993 without obtaining a medical license and practiced medicine at 60 hospitals nationwide since 1995.
The hospital directors who hired him reportedly did not suspect his fake medical license because he was actually enrolled in medical school. He was mainly hired on a short-term basis as an “unregistered employed doctor” and given an electronic medical record code in the name of the hospital director, where he practiced medicine and issued prescriptions.