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Singapore Academy of Medicine confers Honorary Fellowship on President Halimah Yaakob

July 25, 2022

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore, held its annual induction ceremony over the weekend, where it conferred the title of Honorary Fellow on President Halimah Yacob, the first female president of Singapore. President Halimah Yacob serves as Patron of the Academy of Medicine and was a Guest-of-Honour at the prestigious event, aptly themed “Diversity and Community […]

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Singapore succeeds in detection of Covid-19 variant in wastewater

July 21, 2021

Researchers from the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, alongside collaborators from Biobot Analytics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have successfully developed an innovative, open-source molecular detection method that is able to detect and quantify the B.1.1.7 (Alpha) […]

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App allows ICU patients to be ‘heard’

December 20, 2012

SINGAPORE – When she was admitted to Changi General Hospital’s (CGH’s) intensive-care unit (ICU) two months ago, Claire (not her full name) was unable to tell nurses whenever she needed anything. This was because the 19-year-old, who suffered from respiratory problems following a bad fall, was put on a breathing tube. The tube, which was […]

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Healthcare spending may reach 3.5% of GDP in 2030

March 5, 2012

SINGAPORE – Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said a key challenge to sustaining a fair and progressive tax system in Singapore is healthcare spending. Wrapping up the Budget debate in Parliament, he said healthcare spending is going to be biggest driver in the increase in expenditure over the next ten to 20 years. He said Singapore […]

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Pay boost seen for healthcare jobs

March 5, 2012

SINGAPORE – Good news for healthcare workers – the Ministry of Health will be looking into a salary review for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Speaking on the sidelines of a health-care career fair yesterday, Dr Amy Khor, Minister of State for Health, said the review is “to attract more people to the profession”. […]

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