Tag Archives: Traditional Chinese Medicine

ELDERLY WOMAN IN ICU AFTER TAKING TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

The HSA has warned the public not to buy or consume two products promoted in Malaysia as traditional Chinese medicine. This comes after two elderly women fell ill after taking them. One of the woman, who is in her 70s, was even warded in the ICU after experiencing severe breathing difficulty.

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TIN PEI LING PUSH FOR PIONEER GENERATION PACKAGE TO COVER TCM TREATMENTS

Some elderly Singaporeans are taking matters into their own hands, in their bid to get Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, covered under Pioneer Generation Package (PGP) subsidies. In a written parliamentary reply earlier this month, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong described TCM as a form of "complementary medicine", and said the subsidies would not apply at TCM clinics. About 20 elderly Singaporeans have, however, signed and handed in a petition to MP for Marine Parade GRC, Tin Pei Ling, whom they hope will push their cause. Under the PGP, pioneers who visit general practitioners (GPs) on the Community and Health Assist (CHAS) scheme will get subsidies, and this could be for ailments ranging from the common cold to chronic conditions.

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