Health

Does Singapore need a new approach to healthcare? Comparing SDP’s healthcare policy with 3M healthcare scheme

Much has been said about the affordable healthcare system in Singapore. In particular, the 3M (MediSave, MediShield (Life) and MediFund) formula has been hailed as an effective system to help keep government healthcare expenditure low while not burdening people which heavy out-of-pocket medical expenses. In fact, Ministry of Health (MOH) has said on their Facebook page that “Singapore has come a …

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Cancer-stricken Sarojini Jayapal’s husband Suriia Das responds to online criticisms regarding CPF withdrawal case, demands answers from CPF Board

Cancer-stricken Sarojini Jayapal’s husband Suriia Das has responded to online criticisms regarding his Central Provident Fund (CPF) withdrawal application case following the CPF’s Board response to online reports on the couple’s predicament. Suriia, in response to a netizen’s comment on the CPF Board’s post on Sat (13 Jul), defended his decision to continue Sarojini’s treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital (MEH), …

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Recall of “Crottin De Pays” goat cheese from France

The European Commission Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) has issued a notification that 2 batches of “Crottin De Pays” Goat Cheese from France have been recalled due to high count of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. Stated in a press release on Tuesday (9 July), the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has directed the importer to recall the …

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Why does a private clinic charge less for consultation than the unsubsidised cost of the same at a public polyclinic?

Healthcare is a major point of concern for Singaporeans. It’s a universal issue that is constantly debated on by both citizens and politicians alike. In fact, much has been said about how splendid healthcare is in Singapore and how citizens and PRs enjoy affordable healthcare here. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has consistently maintained that healthcare is affordable thanks for …

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Doctors Without Borders and WeWork hold 2nd Missing Maps Mapathon in Singapore

For the second time, international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and WeWork team up for a public, large-scale Mapathon as a way for people from all walks of life to directly contribute to humanitarian efforts by digitally mapping some of the world’s most vulnerable places. Dubbed as the “Doctors Without Borders and WeWork Missing Maps Mapathon”, the event …

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Mount Alvernia and APSN team up to provide medical and dental care for persons with special needs

In a partnership with Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), Mount Alvernia Outreach Medical and Dental Clinics are providing highly subsidised medical and dental care for persons with Mild Intellectual Disability (MID). In a joint statement, the Hospital and organisation says this is a monumental step in the special needs sector which will benefit individuals who have attended APSN’s …

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