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HENG SWEE KEAT BACK TO WORK AGAIN

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, widely rumoured to be in the running for the prime minister position before suffer a stroke in May, has returned to office.

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DID KK HOSPITAL BREACH DOC-PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY BY SENDING SMS REMINDER TO WRONG PERSON?

Yesterday I received a SMS reminder from KK hospital about an appointment that I did not have. It turns out that they had mistakenly a reminder for someone else's appointment to my handphone number. I am wondering if it is ethical and morally right for a hospital to send the SMS reminder to the wrong person because now I know the identity of the person who is seeking treatment from which doctor for which disease. Where is the doctor-patient confidentiality?

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MYANMAR NURSE PUNCHED AND KICKED IMH PATIENT CAUSING 2 FRACTURED RIBS

In February 2015, 25 year-old Aung Phyo Thu had punched, kicked, and elbowed the patient on his back, head, legs and body multiple times, which caused the latter to sustain two fractured ribs. Aung is currently out on bail, which has been set at S$20,000 and has his passport impounded. As part of his bail conditions, he is also not allowed contact with the victim. Do you think the standard of patient care in Singapore has dropped since hospitals hired foreigners?

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RELATIVE OF HEP C PATIENT INFECTED AT SGH REVEALS HER SIDE OF STORY

On Tuesday (6th Oct), SGH admitted that there was an outbreak of hepatitis C and that the cause may be linked to a lapse in the use of multi-dose medication vials. The outbreak has affected 22 patients since 17th April, with the 22nd case being detected on 18th September. At the moment, 4 out of 8 deaths related are believed to be linked to this incident.

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