GAN KIM YONG

PREGNANT MOTHER TOLD TO FORK OUT $300 FOR "FREE" ZIKA TEST

To all future mothers out there who are worried about the Zika virus, you might have already read the article 'Free testing for pregnant women with Zika symptoms'. It was stated that pregnant women with Zika symptoms or partners with the virus are entitled to free testing at public healthcare institutions, announced the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (Aug 30).

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SERIOUS FAILURES IN HEALTH SYSTEM LED TO SHOCK ZIKA OUTBREAK IN S'PORE?

What Gan Kim Yong is saying is that they (whoever they are) missed detecting the infected cases. For a start, how with all the warnings about possible Zika cases coming here, we still could not detect cases right under our noses? Clearly, there are some very serious failures here not unlike the Hepatitis C incident. Great job, Gan Kim Yong. Your leadership sure inspire confidence. First Hep C contamination and deaths. Now Zika virus escapes detection right under your nose.

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NO HARAKIRI FOR INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN HEPATITIS C OUTBREAK

In parliament on 4 April 2016, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said that naming the staff responsible for the hepatitis C outbreak at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) last year will be detrimental to the healthcare system and healthcare workers.

He added that if the individuals were named, it would lead to a "blame culture".

Mr Gan was responding to questions from Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera and Ms Cheng Li Hui (Tampines GRC) about the case.

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HEALTH MINISTER GAN: I AM GRAVELY DISAPPOINTED WITH CLUSTER OF HEPATITIS C CASES IN SGH

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has been informed of a cluster of 22 cases of acute Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) amongst patients with kidney disease who had been admitted to Ward 64A or Ward 67 at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) during the period from April to June 2015. Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong said, “I am gravely concerned and disappointed with the occurrence of the cluster of Hepatitis C cases in SGH. My thoughts are with the affected patients and families.

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HEALTH MINISTRY: WE ARE NOT GOING TO SCREEN VISITORS FROM THAILAND YET DESPITE MERS CASE

MERS is such an infectious disease and South Korea already has 23 deaths. Why isn't the health ministry doing its part to screen visitors from Thailand since Singapore is a popular destination for Thai workers and we have a sizable Thai population who may have visitors from Thailand. Singapore is known to be "kiasu", so why can't we be "kiasu" for MERS? It's better to be safe than sorry!

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GAN KIM YONG SNUBBED BY CCK BURSARY AWARD ATTENDEES

It looks like Gan Kim Yong still has a long way to go to forge a bond with his residents. At a Bursary Award presentation last week at Chua Chu Kang for which he was the Guest of Honour, the crowd was in a hurry to leave after accepting the award, despite the fact that the presentation was still going on. Towards the end of the ceremony, there was not a single soul left in the hall and no one to applaud the last few recipients or chat with Gan.

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