TWO nurses from private clinics were yesterday ordered to perform community service for supplying drugs to patients without medical consultation. Jenny Wong Mei-kam, 28, and Tsang Shun-ho, 35, were each ordered by magistrate Julia Livesey to perform 170 hours' community service and pay costs of $4,000 each. Wong, who now sells seafood, was a nurse at Dr David Chow Siu-shek's clinic on Hip Wo Street last year, Kwun Tong Court heard. Chow was banned from the profession by the Medical Council for three years on August 23 last year after the council found he plotted with other doctors to defraud the Government of nearly $19 million from the School Medical Services Scheme over four years. Prosecutor Roger Liu said a police officer, acting on a tip-off, posed as a patient and consulted Dr Leong Chai-man, 65, at the clinic on March 26 last year. Leong then gave the policeman five tablets of Rohypnol, a prescribed sleeping pill, for $100. On June 1, Wong gave a further 10 tablets of the tranquilliser to the policeman for $180 without consulting the doctor. The court heard the officer also obtained prescribed drugs and a medical certificate from Tsang in May the same year. Tsang was working at another clinic jointly run by Leong and Chow in Ka Wak Arcade, Yau Tong, at the time. However, the court was told the officer had only consulted the doctor once in April. The nurses both pleaded not guilty to supplying dangerous drugs to the police officer, a person not authorised to receive them. Wong also denied giving a depressant, Dipipanone, to Lau Chun-leung, a regular patient in the Kwun Tong clinic, last August, who was unauthorised to receive the medication because he had yet to consult the doctor. They were found guilty in June after a trial. In mitigation, Paul Kwong, for the pair, said neither Wong nor Tsang had any personal gain by supplying the drugs. The nurses were merely performing their duties, he said. Also they only gave drugs to patients who had already seen a doctor. He said the doctors should be to blame. Both doctors at the clinics face trial in September for failing to keep proper records of dangerous drugs.