Tag Archives: Patients

WAITING TIME AT HOSPITAL TOO LONG, EVEN THOUGH APPOINTMENT WAS MADE EARLY

Anyway, there were many patients so I just have to wait. Ok I am waiting and it is up to 1 pm, but still no signs of me being called to see the doctor. And then, from where I am sitting down, I saw this notice board right in front of the counter staff "Mutual Respect - our employees deserve respect. " Here I am, my appointment time supposed to be 11:40 am, and now past 1 pm and still no sign of the doctor, so now I am wondering how about the hospital showing us some mutual respect for the time some of us took off from work and some took time off from things to do at home.

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DENTAL PROBLEMS MAY TAKE 1 YEAR BEFORE TREATMENT GIVEN AT DENTAL CENTRE

The government have given out goodies in terms of subsidised dental treatments. However, the demand for dental treatments far outstripped the what the dentists in the public sector can cope with, thus this long wait of a year or more for their treatment. Among treatments mentioned are those for serious dental problems such as periodontitis or severe gum infection. Going to a private dentist are expensive, thus this queue for dentists in the public sector. Brings question such as why is there a lack of dentists in the public sector available. Again, a lack of foresight, of proper planning? Or just pure dumb luck that dental problems suddenly became a big issue?

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PATIENTS AT TTSH CAN PURCHASE THEIR OWN UTENSILS IF THEY WANT, MORE MONEY TO SPEND

Called the Personal Utensil Pack, the utensils consists of a cup, a small plate, a tea spoon and a jug, and it costs $6 per pack. The hospital spokesperson said they came to this decision after a few patients voiced their displeasure when they saw some other patients spitting into their cups after use. Some patients even use the cups they are given to store their false teeth. While this move is good, begs the question why still need to pay $6. Is the hospitalization fee not high enough? Surely the hospitalization fee can also cover for the inclusion of this Pack. Seems like this is purely a business opportunity, so get the patients to pay another $6 just to get their own personal utensils, if they so desire.

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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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