Daily Archives: 2014-01-09

The alternative news in 1 day? (part 22) – “Not-for-profit” hawker centres

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Not-for-profit model sought for 4 food centres” (Straits Times, Jan 4, republished Jan 7).  I believe it may not be very often that a news article gets republished. Not-for-profit hawker centres? The paper writes that the Government is considering to have managers run four existing hawker centres on a not-for-profit basis …

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Make patients comfortable: Health Minister

By Andrew Loh In response to a Straits Times report on the “severe” bed crunch faced by hospitals here,  the Health Ministry yesterday said it has “ has instructed all public hospitals to make patients feel comfortable and ensure their safety while they are being treated.” (TODAY) In its report on Wednesday (8 Jan 2014), the Straits Times said that Changi …

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Interview with Dr Paul on the bed crunch issue in public hospitals

The Straits Times yesterday reported on hospitals facing a severe bed crunch. What are the reasons behind it? Is there a bigger problem than just a peak-season demand for beds? What can be done to resolve it? TOC spoke to Dr Paul Ananth Tambyah to hear his views. (Dr Paul has more than twenty years of experience practising and lecturing in …

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