Tag Archives: health

SICK PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WEAR FACE MASKS ARE IRRESPONSIBLE

I sat besides a teenager boy with running nose. I wanted to offer him some tissues but too bad my tissues like left last 1 piece. Too paisei to offer. Today I have sore throat liao. Tomorrow have to wear mask go out Hopefully those with cough/flu pls be responsible and wear a mask or just rest at home pls!

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NUH SUED FOR NEGLIGENCE OVER DELIVERY WHICH LEFT WOMAN COMATOSE

35 year-old Singaporean businessman Chandru Vishindas is seeking damages from the National University Hospital (NUH) and a senior doctor for alleged negligence. This was after the hospital and the doctor allegedly mishandled his 35 year-old wife's delivery, which has left her in a semi-vegetative state since.

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FIRST CASE OF SUSPECTED MERS IN THAILAND

According to Thai media reports on Thursday, the first case of Middle East Respiratory Disease (MERS) was detected in the country. However, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha refused to confirm the reports, saying that no MERS patient had been diagnosed in Thailand yet.

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POPULAR SURIA ACTOR DIES OF HEART ATTACK, AGED 34

Popular local actor Ashmi Roslan died of a heart attack yesterday, according to an announcement on the MediaCorp Suria Facebook page. He was 34 years old. Ashmi gained fame after taking part in Suria's Anugerah Skrin, an acting and hosting competition, in 2006.

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LOCAL CELEBRITY WITH NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDER SCOLDED FOR “WALKING TOO SLOW” AT HAWKER CENTER

Local Channel 8 actor Chew Chor Meng was eating at a hawker center last month, but met with an unpleasant individual who scolded him for "walking very slow". Chew left the hawker center embarrassed and saddened by the incident. Feeling indignant for Chew, Chew's wife accidentally let slip to his young daughter that Chew had been harassed at the hawker center. But her response was heart warming.

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FT DOCTOR FINED $2000 FOR WRONGLY ADMINISTERING CHEMO DRUGS

32 year-old Dr Garuna Murthee Kavitha administered a chemotherapy drug the wrong way, putting her patient at a serious risk of "severe neurological damage" after she injected the drug into the membrane of the spinal cord, instead of feeding it intravenously to the patient. For her lapses, she was fined $2,000 and censured by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). Dr Kavitha was practicing as a Medical Officer with the Singapore General Hospital at the time of her lapse, and is still currently with the hospital. The SMC hearing was convened on 21st April this year, but was published today on the SMC website.

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SOUTH KOREA ANNOUNCES FIRST DEATHS FROM MERS VIRUS

South Korea confirmed today that 2 people have died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The 2 are the first South Korean fatalities from the disease. The deceased are a 58 year-old woman and a 71 year-old man, both of whom have been confirmed to be carriers of the virus.

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