Health

Bone Marrow Donor Programme welcomes Board President and New Chief Executive
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

New appointments set to reinforce the Singapore BMDP’s tireless efforts to educate the public, increase donor pool in the register and find matching donors for patients in its 25th year of saving lives. The Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) now has both a Read More

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Five financial tips for travelling with a chronic illness
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by ValuePenguin Getting diagnosed with a chronic illnesses can put a damper on your travel goals. However, there are ways to remain financially savvy to afford that vacation you’ve been thinking about. Due to the high cost of healthcare it may seem that once Read More

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New agreements with HIV drug suppliers to save $324 million
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has signed multi-year framework agreements with suppliers of HIV medication that will save US$324 million by the end of 2021 and secure the supply of lifesaving drugs for over 4 million people. The framework Read More

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MOH: The late Mr K received more payouts than total amount of premiums he paid
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

Since Workers’ Party MP Sylvia Lim raised in Parliament about the case of Mr K who was denied ElderShield payouts before he passed away in May 2017, many netizens have reacted angrily towards the government’s ElderShield scheme as well as its replacement in Read More

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Workers’ Party MPs call for “gender-neutral” CareShield payment policies, transparency in premium calculations
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

In a Parliamentary debate on 10 July 2018, several Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Workers’ Party (WP) raised several concerns regarding a few aspects of the new CareShield Life policy proposed by the Government. Among the main issues raised by the WP Read More

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What is the intention behind CareShield?
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

To alleviate the problems that could arise as a result of the aging population in Singapore, the government has announced the new  CareShield which will eventually replace the current ElderShield. While the main selling point of this new measure is that it will Read More

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Only persons with severe disabilities allowed to receive $600 monthly from Careshield, Facebook user claims
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

A Facebook user by the name of Frances Ng has made a claim that only persons with severe disabilities are entitled to receiving a monthly payout of $600 from Careshield. In her post dated 30 June, Ng noted that the premium paid over Read More

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How “severely disabled” a person should become in order he can withdraw cash from own CPF?
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

It was reported in the news today (4 Jul) that CPF members can now withdraw money from their own CPF, but only if they are “severely disabled” and are at least 30 years old. Apparently, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong has taken pity Read More

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3 tips to minimise the impact of sleep-deprivation from watching the late night World Cup matches
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Tan Yihan World Cup fever is well underway! But after the adrenaline rush of watching the late night world cup matches, comes the horrible slog through a long work/ school day. For the unlucky ones who can’t take the day off, downing Read More

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Basic medical care for major illnesses should be free for Singaporeans who cannot afford it outright
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

Something in this Straits Times article just doesn’t feel right. Although I always pride myself on making the extra effort to be fair and objective, I cannot help but feel emotional about this. Madam Zarimah, the victim in an industrial accident on Monday, Read More

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