Tag Archives: Ministry of Health

PATIENT DENIED SUBSIDY FOR MEDICINE EVEN THOUGH HE WAS ELIGIBLE?

Supposingly according to the information provided in MOH website and the CHAS website, I should be able to get 75% subsidy for my chronic illness mediation. however, I was unable to get any subsidy for one of the drug by the name of Atorvastatin. This drug cost me about $90 over for about 6months supply of medication and between 1 Jan 2015 to 31 Mar 2015, I was made to pay the full amount with subsidy for it despite the information stated in MOH website that I will be entitled to it.

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MOH: DO NOT BELIEVE WHATSAPP RUMOURS ABOUT EATING RAW FISH

MOH has been alerted to another Whatsapp/SMS message being circulated today about Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection from the consumption of raw food, such as sashimi. MOH would like to clarify that while our investigation found an association between the consumption of “Yu Sheng style” raw fish sold at food stalls, it did not find any links between GBS and eating sashimi.

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HEALTH MINISTRY INVESTIGATING ILLNESS CAUSED BY BACTERIA IN RAW FISH

Remember that article about doctors reporting an increasing number of people falling ill after consuming a raw fish dish known as Yusheng? It turns out that there may be more truth to it than we think. According to doctors interviewed by the media, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has secretly asked doctors in the private sector to report new cases of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) disease, to help the authorities investigate a possible link between the bacterial infection and consumption of a raw fish dish called “yusheng”.

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