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1st Zika virus reported in Singapore today

By |May 13th, 2016|

1st Zika virus reported in Singapore today. Consult a doctor if you have slight fever, rash, conjuctivitis, headache as well as joint and muscle pain and have travelled to Zika-affected countries.

More details:

https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/pressRoomItemRelease/2016/first-case-of-zika-virus-infection-in-singapore0.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/6-things-to-know-about-the-zika-virus-spread-by-the-aedes-mosquito#xtor=cs1-10

The Fight Against Diabetes: A Nationwide Effort

By |April 13th, 2016|

Diabetes have become a growing problem in Singapore., with nearly 1 million person expected to be diabetic come 2050.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/…/new-taskforce…/2691422.html

Join in the nationwide effort against Diabetes! Eat Right, Exercise More and go for regular health screening!

Advisory on Zika virus infection

By |January 24th, 2016|

“Currently, 22 areas in Latin America and the Caribbean have active Zika virus transmission.” .

While there has been no known cases of Zika virus infection in Singapore so far, travellers should take precautionary steps to prevent yourselves from being bitten by Aedes mosquitoes.

Know more about Zika virus in the links below.

https://www.facebook.com/sghealthministry/posts/10153770152330631?fref=nf
http://www.straitstimes.com/…/6-things-to-know-about-the-zi…

Update on GBS Infection Investigation

By |November 27th, 2015|

Findings of the GBS infection finally out. Indeed, there is an association between the consumption of Chinese-style ready-to-eat (RTE) raw fish dishes and Type III GBS disease.

Important points from NEA’s advice:
1. Most fish sold at Singapore’s general markets and fishery ports are intended for cooking, and should not be eaten raw.

2. Vulnerable groups of people, […]

All About Flu Seasons

By |October 31st, 2015|

Do you know that there are two peak flu seasons in Singapore? Get to know more about them!

Healthhub launched by MOH

By |October 19th, 2015|

MOH just launched an online portal (web + app) for checking your health records with public health institutions. You can also view your child’s immunisation records, access useful health information and earn NTUC linkpoints along the way!

http://www.healthhub.sg/

Hepatitis C outbreak

By |October 7th, 2015|

If you have been admitted to SGH Wards 64A and 67 from January to June this year, you may be contacted for Hepatitis C screening.

Know more about Hepatitis C in the article below.

22 patients infected in SGH Hepatitis C outbreak; 4 have died

Haze Subsidy Scheme kicks in today

By |September 16th, 2015|

Singaporeans belonging to the following categories will now enjoy subsidies for consultation and medication when they visit our Clinic for haze-related sicknesses.

Such sicknesses include allergic rhinitis, asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, conjunctivitis and upper respiratory tract infection.

More information can be found at https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/Current_Issues/2014/haze/haze-subsidy-scheme.html

MOH advisory – “Exercise caution by avoiding raw ready-to-eat food”

By |July 24th, 2015|

MOH advisory, especially for young children, pregnant women or the elderly, or people with chronic illness such as diabetes.

“Exercise caution by avoiding raw ready-to-eat food (e.g. raw oysters, sashimi, etc)”.

https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/pressRoomItemRelease/2015/update-on-investigation-into-group-b-streptococcus-cases.html