Barangay Singapore on May 11th, 2011

Tweet Public hospitals, polyclinics and national specialty centres continued to score favorably with the public with a strong showing in overall satisfaction level. Nearly 8 out of 10 patients (76%) gave them the thumbs up, and as many (79%) said they would recommend the services of public healthcare institutions to others. The polyclinics also improved […]

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Barangay Singapore on April 8th, 2011

Tweet To qualify for PCPS, you must be either: A Singapore citizen who is 65 years old or above, with a per capita monthly household income of $800 or below; or A Singapore citizen who is disabled i.e. unable to perform at least one of the 6 activities of daily living (ADLs) such as washing/bathing; […]

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Tweet According to Singapore Ministry of Health – From 1 April 2011, the Primary Care Partnership Scheme (PCPS) will be extended to cover five more chronic diseases: Stroke, Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Schizophrenia and Major Depression. With this, all diseases currently included in the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) will be covered under […]

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Barangay Singapore on February 8th, 2011

Tweet Singapore General Hospital (SGH) confirmed on Saturday with The Straits Times, the first case of a H1N1-related death this year. — ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN   SINGAPORE General Hospital (SGH) confirmed on Saturday with The Straits Times, the first case of a H1N1-related death this year. Mohd Lazim Kalang, 77, died on Wednesday […]

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Barangay Singapore on September 15th, 2010

Tweet According to ICA Medical Info for Long-Term Immigration: The medical examination requirement will be extended to foreigners who applied and obtained in-principle approval for employment passes of six months’ duration or more, long-term immigration passes (refer to the Professional Visit Pass, Dependant’s Pass, Student’s Pass and Long-Term Social Visit Pass of six months duration […]

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Barangay Singapore on July 15th, 2009

Tweet Temperature checks for H1N1 cases at all Singapore borders will be discontinued from Saturday,  according to a government statement on Friday. In the initial phase of H1N1 (2009) outbreak, temperature screening was implemented at the border checkpoints to contain the spread of the virus into the community.  As Influenza A (H1N1-2009) has become  endemic […]

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Barangay Singapore on June 28th, 2009

Tweet Singapore has confirmed 50 new cases (316th to 365th cases) of Influenza A (H1N1-2009) today, bringing the total tally to 365 confirmed cases and nine are Filipino nationals. In addition to these 50 new cases, 48 other cases were pending investigation yesterday.   Source: DFA

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Tweet The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration reiterates its advisory to overseas Filipino workers on precautionary measures against A(H1N1) flu virus as the World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic. POEA Administrator Jennifer Jardin-Manalili said that aside from protecting themselves against the virus, inbound and outbound Filipino workers should observe the following reporting and monitoring […]

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Tweet Singapore has implemented Home Quarantine Orders (HQO) with the aim of limiting the spread of Influenza A (H1N1-2009) in the community. HQOs will be issued to those who have had close contact with confirmed cases of Influenza A(H1N1-2009). They will be placed under quarantine for 7 days from the point of their exposure to […]

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Tweet As of 18 June 09, Singapore has 77 confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1). 75 cases were imported while one appeared to have acquired his infection in Singapore, and another one was a close contact of a confirmed case. So far 27 patients have been discharged.  The remaining 50 patients (22nd – 23rd, 25th […]

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