Tag Archives: GAN KIM YONG

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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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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GOVERNMENT’S GOAL IS TO BAN SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES!

Smoking is now prohibited in an estimated 32,000 premises, such as entertainment outlets, shopping centres, office premises, hospitals, schools, cinemas, bus stops, public corridors, covered walkways, lift lobbies, stairwells and entrances to buildings. The Government’s long-term goal is to prohibit smoking in all public areas, except designated smoking points, which we are actively working with community groups and stakeholders to implement at more neighbourhoods.

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PINOY NURSE WHO PUT SINGAPOREAN PATIENTS AT RISK STILL NOT SACKED BY TTSH!

A screenshot of the offending post went viral on various social media platforms over the weekend but the nurse, who went by the Facebook name Edz Ello, has claimed that his account was hacked. In the post, the writer had called Singaporeans losers, and said that he was praying for disasters to "strike Singapore". Several netizens, however, have cast doubt on the nurse's claim that the disparaging posts were made by a hacker. They cited screenshots of similarly insulting comments made from his account some two weeks ago.

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2014 A GOOD TURNING POINT IN SINGAPORE’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM?

Few would dispute that healthcare is one of the biggest challenges facing Singapore as we look to the next 50 years. The twin challenges of ageing and chronic diseases are straining our healthcare system, further exacerbated by concerns around rising healthcare costs and delays in the opening of the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. I suspect though, in a decade, we will look back to 2014 much more kindly as the turning point in our healthcare system.

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