PATIENTS AT TTSH CAN PURCHASE THEIR OWN UTENSILS IF THEY WANT, MORE MONEY TO SPEND

Dear A.S.S. Editor

Patients at Tan Tock Seng Hospital now are given the option to buy their own cups, fork and spoon for their own use when they are warded in the hospital. This move comes after a few patients voiced out complaints that the current utensils they are using are not that clean after having to share the use with others, even though they will be thoroughly cleaned after every usage.

Called the Personal Utensil Pack, the utensils consists of a cup, a small plate, a tea spoon and a jug, and it costs $6 per pack. The hospital spokesperson said they came to this decision after a few patients voiced their displeasure when they saw some other patients spitting into their cups after use. Some patients even use the cups they are given to store their false teeth.

While this move is good, begs the question why still need to pay $6. Is the hospitalization fee not high enough? Surely the hospitalization fee can also cover for the inclusion of this Pack. Seems like this is purely a business opportunity, so get the patients to pay another $6 just to get their own personal utensils, if they so desire.

Salim M

A.S.S. Contributor

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