Mon, Oct 19, 2015 - Page 3 News List

Doctor ‘banned’ for allegedly using pen cam to film breasts

By Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

Taipei Medical University Hospital yesterday confirmed that it will hold a meeting today regarding a doctor who was found recording images of his female patients’ breasts with a hidden camera pen.

The hospital said that the doctor has indicated he will resign.

Nurses at the hospital reported Liang Hung-hua (梁宏華), a doctor at the hospital’s Breast Surgery Division and an assistant professor at Taipei Medical University, to hospital management after they discovered he had been taking out a camera pen whenever he performed a physical examination on the breasts of young patients.

“We feel very sorry about Dr Liang’s personal behavior, and this is a very serious medical ethics problem,” hospital deputy superintendent Shih Chun-ming (施俊明) said.

“In order to protect the patients, we established an ad hoc task force to investigate the issue,” Shih said. “We found the mobile video recording equipment in his outpatient examination room and immediately seized it and sealed it, to make sure that no images can be leaked.”

He said Liang refused to explain the alleged recordings, so the hospital banned him from performing all medical proceedings, including outpatient services, ward rounds and surgery.

Shih said Liang has mentioned his intention to resign, and that the hospital will hold a human resources evaluation committee meeting today to discuss the handling of the issue, adding that legal issues will be further dealt with by the hospital’s appointed attorney.

According to the Chinese-language Apple Daily, Liang was sued earlier this month by a nurse, who he had an extramarital affair with, for secretly taking naked videos of her after she had broken up with him.

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