10 TOP COMMON MYTHS OF SINGAPORE HEALTH CARE

As part of helping the public understand Singapore’s health care system, Ministry of Health has published an e-document! Click on the picture to find out more!    

MEDISAVE TO BE USED FOR CANCER SCREENINGS.

Mustafa Shafawi from Channel News Asia reported that with effect from July 1, patients will be able to use their Medisave for mammograms to screen for breast cancer and colonoscopies for colorectal cancers: The Ministry of Health (MOH) said this will help make the screening tests for more affordable and accessible to Singaporeans. Patients can … Continue reading

COVERAGE FOR MEDISAVE AND MEDISHIELD COULD BE EXTENDED.

Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid of Channel News Asia reported that the Ministry of Health in Singapore will continue to explore ways to make sure healthcare remains affordable in Singapore: This may include extending the coverage of Medisave and MediShield schemes. The Ministry will also study how to make it easier for patients to undergo day … Continue reading

ADULT SINGAPOREANS’ DIABETES RATE AT 12-YEAR HIGH.

Hoe Yeen Nie of Channel News Asia reports that the rate of diabetes in Singapore has risen to a 12-year high, according to the latest national health survey. 11.3% of adults aged between 18 and 69 years are diabetic, compared to 8.2% in 2004 and 9% in 1998. The survey is done every six years. … Continue reading

HFMD OUTBREAK SURPASSES 20,000 CASES.

The following article is the latest news from Channel News Asia apropos HFMD. By Sharon See | Posted: 25 August 2010 2017 hrs SINGAPORE : There has been another surge in cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Last week, 1,261 cases were reported – up from 982 the previous week. This brings the … Continue reading