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Daily Archives: 2019-01-10

ICA says they have it all under control but do they?

On 28 Dec 2018 , Straits Times published a couple of letters sent in by two irate citizens who wanted to know why the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) hasn’t solved the congestion problem at land checkpoints and suggested they hire retired/rethrenched people to boost their manpower. Today (10 Jan), ST published a letter in response by the deputy head …

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Patients not covered under MediShield have doubled since 2015 – GPC for Health wants to know why

Questions are being raised by the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Health over the fact that 20% of subsidised patients aren’t getting full coverage from MediShield Life. The compulsory national health insurance was launched in 2015 to help fully cover big medical bills of at least 90% of subsidised patients, or 1 in 10. Unfortunately, the number of subsidised patients …

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Woman fined $5,000 for breeding cats without a pet farm licence

69-year-old woman was fined $5,000 by the Court today for using her residence to breed cats for sale without a pet farm licence. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) received feedback on the welfare of cats kept at Lo Piang Yong's residence in June 2018. When AVA's officers conducted an inspection, they found a total of 70 cats kept in …

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NEA reports an increase of dengue cases over the past three consecutive weeks

The number of dengue cases has increased over the past three consecutive weeks, with the first week of 2019 reporting 207 cases, which is 47 cases more than in the previous week, said National Environment Agency (NEA). In a press release on Wednesday (9 January), NEA stated that its Gravitrap surveillance system has detected about 40 per cent more Aedes aegypti mosquitoes …

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