Tag: Ministry of Health

MOH, HPB: Decrease in HIV infections but more than half already at late stage

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Health Promotion Board (HPB) released recent figures on HIV cases in Singapore. From January to October 2019, there have been 275 reported residents diagnosed with HIV. The infections decreased from the 313 total number of cases in 2018. Forty-nine percent...

Delay in eating food from Spize may have contributed to man’s death : MOH report

A man who died after eating food from a popular restaurant Spize had consumed it over three hours after its delivery. According to a report from a Ministry of Health (MOH) spokesperson in court, the delay may have contributed to Mr Mohamad Fadli Mohd Saleh's death on...

High court overturns SMC conviction and S$100,000 fine against surgeon

Singapore— Dr Lim Lian Arn, who had been fined S$100,000 by his peers at a disciplinary tribunal of the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), had his conviction overturned on July 24, Wednesday. An important factor in the overturning of Dr Lim’s conviction is that 4,000...

MOH: 17 measles cases found in worker’s dormitory and home for people with special needs

Singapore — The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that seventeen individuals were diagnosed with measles during the past weeks. Among those affected include foreign workers living at a Punggol S11 Dormitory and staff and residents at Mindsville@Napiri Hougang, a home for the intellectually disabled. There...

MOH and MSF vow to take “immediate action” post Auditor-General’s report on disbursement of grants

Singapore— Two ministries mentioned by the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) in its latest annual audit report have vowed to take immediate action to address issues raised in the report concerning insufficient checks for the disbursement of grants. Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reported that the Ministry of Health...

More Singaporeans in favour of banning high-sugar drinks than implementing a sugar tax

Singapore — A recent survey showed that more Singaporeans would support measures banning drinks that are high in sugar rather than implementing a sugar tax. A YouGov omnibus survey whose results were released on July 12, Friday, showed almost 60 percent of respondents saying that...

CPF Board & MOH refuse husband’s request to use CPF funds for cancer-stricken wife, say: We have done all we can to extend support

The Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board and Ministry of Health (MOH) have issued a joint statement with regards to a husband’s request to use his CPF savings for his wife's cancer treatment. The couple, 47 year-old Sarojini Jayapal and 47 year-old Suriia Das have depleted...

Government boosts support to caregivers of elderly through financial assistance

The government plans to boost its support to caregivers of elders through giving of financial assistance and improving of respite care, according to the Senior Minister of State for Health Edwin Tong. This is part of the Ministry of Health’s review of support for caregivers...

Will MOH’s healthcare fee benchmarks prevent skyrocketing costs?

The Ministry of Health (MOH) published benchmarks in November for professional fees for more than 200 common surgical procedures performed in the private sector, hoping that setting these costs would prevent private sector physicians from overcharging third parties, like insurers, or even patients themselves. Moreover,...

NEA reveals salmonella as the culprit behind recent Spize Restaurant gastroenteritis outbreak and shuts down outlet for good

On December 7, authorities from the National Environment Agency (NEA) revealed the culprit behind Spize Restaurant River Valley outlet's massive gastroenteritis outbreak that killed one and affected more than 80 people - the big bad bacteria known as salmonella. After joint investigations with the...