Daily Archives: 2012-03-27

What are MOH's measures to fight tuberculosis?

~ by: David L K See ~ I refer to the article "Rise in cases of drug-resistant Tuberculosis" (TODAY, Mar 24). Once thought eradicated, Tuberculosis (TB) has made a comeback worldwide, including Singapore. Our densely-populated, tiny island with its hot humid climate is particularly vulnerable to the spread of infectious air-borne respiratory diseases like TB, SARS, H1N1 and Bird Flu.   …

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Burma's by-elections still short of international standards

~ From ALTSEAN-Burma ~ On 1 April, more than six million Burmese are eligible to go to the polls to elect less than 7% of the total number of seats in the National Parliament. While the by-elections have limited political significance, they are important because they are being championed as an indicator of progress by the international community after the …

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Medifund: How many patients rejected?

~by: Leong Sze Hian~ I refer to the report “Over S$78m in Medifund aid given to needy in FY2010” (Channel NewsAsia, Mar 12). It states that “Successful applications also went up by 22 per cent to more than 480,000 in 2010”. In previous years, the statistics would also say what percentage of Medifund applications was successful. I believe the last …

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Bukit Brown crossroad – a viable alternative

~ By Goh Si Gium ~ With the increased population in Singapore, we envision more land will be taken up by necessary infrastructure. Areas occupied by roads will also have to grow in order to accommodate the concomitant growth of the car population – which we recognise that the relevant agencies have implemented various measures to manage and curb this …

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