Tag Archives: health

ELDERLY WOMAN FORCED TO FOOT $388 BILL FOR EYE BROW TREATMENT

Wanted to share this to highlight to everyone to be extra careful when dealing with this company. My mum (70+ yo) went Toa Payoh and was approached by this company on some eye brow services. My mum was told that the price will be SGD90 and upon completion of the services. They told my mum that the final price is SGD388.

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ANOTHER MAN LOSES HAND AND LEGS TO MYSTERIOUS BACTERIA

66 year-old Mr Chew, a gardener, has had to have his 2 legs and left hand amputated after he caught the rare but lethal Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria. The bacteria infection turned his limbs black and nearly killed him if doctors had not acted in time to remove his infected limbs.

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PATIENT FEELS CHEATED AFTER BEING DENIED INSURANCE CLAIM FOR SGH TREATMENT

This incident described my unfortunate encounter I have with SGH. On 16 Apr 2015, I visited the ENT clinic at SGH for a check up referred by polyclinic doctor. It was my first time doing the check up there for ENT. I was asked by the doctor to do a series of check up including nasal and hearing test which I supposed are the standard test there to see whether I have any problem.

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DIABETIC HAS NO MONEY TO PAY FOR TREATMENT, BUT MEDISAVE WON’T ALLOW HIM TO WITHDRAW MORE FUNDS

I've been suffering from Diabetes Type 2 since 2006. Lately, my follow-up is with Sengkang Polyclinic every quarterly. Due to high costs I have on a number of occasions skipped my medical review. On 10 July I went for my review at Sengkang Polyclinic and was told that I need to go for follow-up treatment with National Eye Centre as I revealed to them that in February and July 2014 I underwent surgeries on both my eyes for cataract and glaucoma but after the post surgery compulsory checks I stopped going as each visit sets me back by between $ 70-100/- and I can't afford it as I'm earning below $ 2000/- after CPF deduction is around $ 1600/-. I requested the Nurse to discharge me knowing fully well the risk of being blind again but do I have any other choice ?

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DOCTORS SAY AVOID SASHIMI AND RAW FISH FOR THE TIME BEING?

Please avoid sashimi n raw fish this season. Just a heads up. My friend's husband was admitted into hospital abt 10 days ago. Had high fever, joint pain. He was diagnosed with grp B strep bacteria infection. From eating raw fish. He ate sashimi at tam po po at liang court 2 days and raw fish in chinatown 5 days before fever.He ended up with 2 surgery and may have to go thru knee replacement surgery cos the bacteria infected his joints n ate away his cartiledge.

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SMRT DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE WELFARE OF ITS TAXI DRIVERS

It seems that most taxi companies here doesnt care about the well fare of their taxi drivers. My husband kept informing his company,SMRT that the smell of carbon monoxide kept leaking into the cab. It is very often that a feedback is given to the technical team but no actions are being taken. They responces would be,"Oh its like that one..". How can that be? How can an employee be working day and night in a hazardous enviroment? This is very irresponsible of SMRT.

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16 YEAR-OLD GIRL DIES AFTER NOT PASSING MOTION FOR 8 WEEKS

A U.K. teenager who has a phobia of toilets has died after going 8 weeks without clearing her bowels. According to U.K. news media, The Independent, 16 year-old Emily Titterington, who also suffers from mild autism, had died of a heart attack as her lack of bowel movements had left her with compressed chest cavity and displaced organs.

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