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OUR HOSPITALS ARE BACKWARD & SPENDS TOO MUCH, WHERE’S THE TRANSPARENCY?

Are our hospitals really backward? Private hospitals do not accept sponsorships or payments from infant formula milk makers to offer their brands to new mothers but allow them to sponsor activities which educate patients on baby care and nutrition. What is the total sum in dollar terms of all the milk powder companies’ activities in all the hospitals? One source told me that an estimate may be close to $10 million a year. Furthermore, none of the private hospitals offering maternity services has obtained BFHI certification. In view of the above information – why is a world class healthcare nation like Singapore, arguably, so backward in this regard? Transparency please?

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