Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the 24th Singapore Pharmacy Congress 2014, 18 October 2014

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Speech by Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Transport Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim at the ILTC Quality Festival 2014 on 10 October 2014, 9am

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Speech By Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister For Health, at the Opening Ceremony Of “Time Of Your Life – Learning Journeys For The 50plus”, 1 Oct 2014

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Speech by A/P Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Transport, at the Second International Home Care Nurses Organisation Conference on 24 Sep 2014, YWCA Fort Canning Lodge

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Speech by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health, at the ILTC Manpower Development Awards Ceremony, MND Auditorium, ANNEXE A on 10 Sep 2014

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Speech by Dr Lam Pin Min, Minister of State for Health at Peacehaven Nursing Home’s“Together We Can Do It” Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration, 6 Sep 2014

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Public Consultation on Home Care Guidelines and Centre-based Care Guidelines

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Singapore’s Response to World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Report

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the Nurses' Merit Award 2014 Presentation and Lunch, 6 Aug 2014

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at official opening of Society for the Aged Sick's Tower Block, 31 July 2014

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at Healthcare Scholarships Award Ceremony, 30 July 2014

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Speech by Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, at the opening of Tan Tock Seng Hospital's Centre for Geriatric Centre, 25 July 2014

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at Official Opening of Silver Circle Senior Care Centre at Serangoon Central, 14 July 2014

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Opening Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, for Parliamentary Debate on MediShield Life Review Committee Report, 8 July 2014

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at Singapore Palliative Care Conference at Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre, 28 June 2014

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MOH Addendum to President's Address - Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health

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Addenda to President's Address: Caring Society

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Speech by Dr Amy Khor at the Opening Ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Congress of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APCCVIR) 2014, 15 May 2014

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Speech by Minister Gan Kim Yong at the Singapore Pharmacy Council Pharmacist's Pledge Affirmation Ceremony, 9 May 2014

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Speech by Dr Amy Khor at the 16th Medical Association of South East Asian Nations (MASEAN) Conference on 9 May 2014

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Enhanced precautionary measure against MERS-CoV

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Speech by Dr Amy Khor at the 10th International Society of Ultrasound in O&G Outreach Course & 5th Scientific Congress of the College of O&G, 4 May 2014

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong at the Singapore-International Physiotherapy Congress 2014, Raffles City Convention Centre, 3 May 2014

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the Opening of the NUH Medical Centre, 21 Apr 2014

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Speech by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State (Health) at Singapore Trauma Conference 2014, 12 Apr 2014

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at The Plague Fighter Dr Wu Lien-Teh International Conference and Exhibition, 5 Apr 2014

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at NKF’s 45th Anniversary Charity Dinner, 5 Apr 2014

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the Opening Ceremony of the International Dental Exhibition & Meeting 2014 (IDEM 2014), 4 Apr 2014

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Health advisory on measles

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SPEECH BY PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG AT THE PIONEER GENERATION TRIBUTE, 9 FEBRUARY 2014

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the launch of the Singapore Cancer Society's 50th Anniversary Celebrations, 4 February 2014, Jalan Besar Community Centre

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List of GP Clinics Open During Chinese New Year Holiday

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Speech by Senior Minister of State for Health & Manpower, Dr Amy Khor, at the HMI Institute of Health Sciences Graduation Ceremony, at The Grassroots' Club, 4 Dec 2013

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Speech by Senior Minister of State for Health & Manpower, Dr Amy Khor, at the launch of the “Gift of Giving” Fund-raising Event, at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 3 Dec 2013

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the National Addictions Awareness Day, 23 Nov 2013

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Speech by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health, at 2nd NUS-NUH International Nursing Conference & 18th Singapore-Malaysia Nursing Conference

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Seventh dengue death in Singapore

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the Opening Ceremony of the 8th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHAD), 19 Nov 2013, at Suntec Singapore

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Speech By Minister For Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong At Natsteel’s Safety & Health Day 2013, 7 Nov 2013

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Sengkang General and Community Hospitals on Sunday, 27 October 2013

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Speech by Mrs Tan Ching Yee, Permanent Secretary for Health At the opening ceremony for National Occupational Therapy Conference 2013 on 26 Oct 2013

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Speech by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Transport, at TTSH’s Singapore Patient Conference, 25 Oct 2013

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Speech by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State (Health) at the launch of Temasek Cares – Technology-Assisted Rehabilitation In The Community (TC-TRiC), 25 Oct 2013

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Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister of Health at St Andrew’s Mission Hospital Centenary Celebration and Dedication of St Andrew Nursing Home, 18 Oct 2013

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Speech by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister-of-State for Health, at the ILTC Manpower Development Awards Ceremony, MND Auditorium, Annexe A, on 22 Oct 2013

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Speech by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower, at the inaugural HIMSS Digital Healthcare Week , 21 Oct 2013

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Speech by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State (Health), at the Voices for Hospices 2013 Charity Concert, on 12 Oct 2013

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Speech by Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, at the Opening Ceremony of the 23rd Annual Congress of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia, 10 October 2013 at Raffles City Convention Centre

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Speech by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Transport, at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School Of Medicine Public Health Screening 2013 event

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Speech by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister-of-State for Health, at the Singapore Mental Health Conference 2013, 27 Sep, at the Max Atria, Singapore Expo

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Couples to benefit from more flexible Medisave use for Assisted Conception Procedures

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Speech by Senior Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the ‘Healthier Women, Healthier Workforce’ Event

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Opening Address by Parliamentary Secretary for Health, A/Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, at the ILTC Quality Festival, 6 Sept 2013

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Speech by Permanent Secretary (Health), Mrs Tan Ching Yee, at the Official Opening of the Family Medicine Academy, Bukit Batok Polyclinic, 4 September 2013

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Speech by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the Dentist’s Pledge Affirmation Ceremony 2013, 30 Aug 2013

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Speech by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the official launch of Health City Novena, 30 Aug 2013

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Speech by Permanent Secretary (Health), Mrs Tan Ching Yee, at the 8th Public Health and Occupational Medicine Conference, 29 Aug 2013

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Speech by Minister of State Dr Amy Khor at the Opening Ceremony of the Singhealth Transplant Awareness Week, Tue 27 Aug 2013

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Speech by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the opening ceremony of the Singapore Healthcare Management Congress 2013 on 19 Aug 2013

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Speech by Minister of State for Health & Manpower Dr Amy Khor at the opening ceremony of the 23RD Singapore Pharmacy Congress, 17 Aug 2013

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Speech by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony

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Speech by Parliamentary Secretary for Health, A/Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Education Conference Opening Ceremony, 15 August 2013

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Speech by Minister for Health at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Commencement Ceremony

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Death of a Foreign Patient with Dengue

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Third Dengue Death in Singapore

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Speech by Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong, at Tan Tock Seng Hospital "Remembering SARS: 10 Years On", 20 March 2013

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COS Speech By Parliamentary Secretary for Health, A/Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim - Healthy Together, Anytime, Anywhere - Making the Connections, 12 March 2013

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COS Speech By Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor - Better Care for Our Seniors, Progress in Community Mental Health & Women’s Health, 12 March 2013

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COS Speech By Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong - Better Health for All (Part 2 of 2), 12 March 2013

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COS Speech By Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong - Better Health for All (Part 1 of 2), 12 March 2013

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Speech by Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the joint opening ceremony of Rehabtech Asia and Singapore Rehabilitation Conference

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Medifund Reaches More Needy And Elderly Patients

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New CEO for Health Promotion Board (HPB)

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Marriage and Parenthood Schemes

The Government unveiled the 2013 Marriage and Parenthood Package this morning. Click here to find out about the health-related initiatives.   More»

Speech by Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, at the 8th Singapore AIDS Conference, 17 November 2012

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President’s Award for Nurses 2012

Three outstanding and exemplary nurses will receive the President’s Award for Nurses from President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Nurses Day Istana Reception on 24 July 2012. Into its thirteenth year, the award is the national accolade for the nursing profession.   More»

MOH investigates keratoconjunctivitis cases in rugby players

The Ministry of Health (MOH) was informed by the Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong on 18 May 2012 that a group of students who came to Singapore to play in a rugby tournament between 20-22 April 2012 at Turf City had subsequently developed symptoms of keratoconjunctivitis after returning to Hong Kong.   More»

Opening Address by Prof K Satku, Director of Medical Services 4th NUH Scientific Meeting for Operating Room Nurses on 28 April 2012 at the Conrad Centennial Hotel

In his opening address at the 4th NUH Scientific Meeting for Operating Room Nurses, Director of Medical Services Prof K Satku emphasised the importance of leadership in making the operating room environment safer for the patient. He also noted that operating room nurses are as well positioned as any other healthcare professional to take on leadership roles in developing and sustaining a culture for safety. Read the full speech for more details.   More»

Post-Budget 2012 Dialogue - Questions on promoting healthy living

MOH held our Post-Budget 2012 Dialogue at the Ren Ci Community Hospital on Sun 18 Mar 2012, chaired by Minister Gan Kim Yong and Minister of State Dr Amy Khor. Issues surfaced by participants included the measures to promote affordability, beef up manpower, and promote personal responsibility. Check out the video for extracts of Minister and MOS’ replies to participants on the issue of promoting healthy living, such as promoting the use of healthier oil, banning fast food, and encouraging individuals to take personal responsibility for their health.   More»

MOH 2012 Committee of Supply Speech Healthcare 2020: Improving Accessibility, Quality and Affordability for Tomorrow’s Challenges (Part 1 of 2)

Health Minister Mr Gan Kim Yong presented the “Healthcare 2020” Masterplan, a set of strategies to guide the government in building an inclusive healthcare system for the future. Healthcare 2020 will focus on three strategic objectives - enhancing accessibility, quality and affordability of healthcare for Singaporeans. As part of this effort, the Ministry will invest in infrastructure to expand capacity in the healthcare system, and retain and grow the pool of healthcare professionals. Read the speech to find out more about the Ministry’s plans.   More»

Speech By Guest-of-Honour, Dr. Amy Khor, Minister Of State (Health), at the Inaugural MDAS Fund Raising Walk, Go The Dystance on Saturday, 3 March, 2012 at Chinese Gardens

The Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (MDAS) held its inaugural fund raising walk titled “Go The Dystance” on 3 Mar 2012. Joining the organisers and members of MDAS on the walk were the Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor, as well as members of the public, including students. In flagging off the walk, Dr Khor noted that the concept of an interactive walk with people with muscular dystrophy exemplifies powerfully the idea of an inclusive society - a key feature of Budget 2012. Muscular dystrophy is a condition which causes muscle weakness and/or loss of muscle tissue in those it afflicts. Read the full speech to find out more.   More»

Speech by Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong at the Opening Ceremony of the 6th St-Jude Viva Foundation Forum, Friday 2 March 2012, 9.30am at the Tower Ballroom, Shangri-la Hotel Singapore

When a child is diagnosed with cancer and has to undergo intensive treatment, he or she often has to stop going to school for a while. The set-up of the School-at-Viva-CCF Hub at the new Novena Specialist Centre, a collaborative effort between the Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer and the Children’s Cancer Foundation, now means that children with cancer can continue learning and mingling with their peers even as they undergo chemotherapy, instead of having to miss school. At the opening of the 6th St-Jude Viva Foundation Forum, Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong spoke on the importance of such collaborative efforts. Read the full speech to find out more.   More»

More Affordable Intermediate And Long-term Care Services To Help Singaporeans Age-in-place

Enhancing the subsidy framework for intermediate and long-term care (ILTC) is a key initiative of the Ministry’s Budget 2012. Subsidy levels for this sector will be raised, and extended to cover more households in the middle income brackets. With these subsidy changes, around two-thirds of Singaporean households (or about 80% of elderly) will benefit from some form of financial assistance, with the middle income households seeing the highest increase in subsidy levels. The Government will spend $250 million annually, or about $60 million more than it does now, on the care of some 40,000 elderly served by community hospitals, nursing homes, day rehabilitation and day care centres, as well as home-based services such as home nursing and home help. Read on to find out more about the enhancements to intermediate and long-term care services to make healthcare more affordable and accessible to Singaporeans.   More»

Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health at the Children’s Cancer Foundation 20th Anniversary Symposium on 11 February, 2012, 9.00am at Furama Riverfront Hotel

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Speech by Minister of State, Dr Amy Khor at HPB’s Health Ambassador Day at Suntec Ballroom, 10 February 2012

“Create a healthy living social movement in Singapore” – said Minister of State Dr Amy Khor at the inaugural Health Ambassador Day on 10 Feb, where she was appointed Chief Health Ambassador. Dr Khor congratulated graduating Health Ambassadors and highlighted their role in sharing health information, programmes and resources to their local communities. Read on to find out more.   More»

Living Healthily

In the third and final pre-Budget blog post today, Minister of State Dr Amy Khor shares her thoughts on how chronic diseases such as obesity can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle that includes promoting healthy living from young and changing our lifestyle to include healthy eating and physical activity. Dr Khor also shares her personal experience of how she ensures that her children have a healthy diet during their growing up years. Read to find out more.   More

Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the Ministerial Committee on Ageing (MCA) Aged Care Sector Stakeholder's Dialogue on Friday 20 Jan 2012, 9.30AM, Concorde Hotel

"Active Ageing will remain a priority going forward. More than 85% of the 600,000 seniors in 2020 are expected to be functional and healthy. We will be aggressively pushing for preventive screening and promoting a more healthy lifestyle among seniors, so that they can remain active and healthy for as long as possible." Health Minister Gan highlights the issues facing the aged care sector, outlining plans for the expansion of our aged care services.   More»

Collectively shaping the future of the aged care sector

How do we meet the challenges of a fast ageing population? Health Minister Gan at the Ministerial Committee on Ageing (MCA) Aged Care Sector Stakeholders Dialogue 20 Jan morning outlined three goals to enhance our aged care: Ramp up our aged care services and facilities; Enhance care services to support care of our seniors at home or close to home; and Make aged care affordable.   More»

Tackling a Mega Challenge

Starting today, MOH will be engaging the public with its pre-budget online discussions. Over the next three weeks from 20 Jan to 16 Feb, Health Minister Gan and Minister of State Dr Amy Khor will be penning their thoughts and views on pertinent healthcare issues.   More»

More Singaporeans to benefit from subsidized GP care

Starting 15 Jan 12, more Singaporeans will benefit from subsidized GP and dental care! Formerly known as the Primary Care Partnership Care (PCPS), the scheme is renamed the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) - 社保援助计划 to better reflect its objective and reach. The CHAS looks at helping more middle and low income Singaporeans enjoy subsidized care at private GP and dental clinics. Patients under the scheme can also enjoy subsidized rates at Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) when referred by CHAS GPs. Visit www.chas.sg to find out more!   More»

Public consultation on the Proposed Measures to Monitor Errant Prescribing of Benzodiazepines has closed

The Ministry of Health (MOH)’s online public consultation on the Proposed Measures to Monitor Errant Prescribing of Benzodiazepines has closed on 7 January 2012. We will post a summary and response on the MOH website after we have reviewed all public feedback. Thank you for your participation and your responses.   More»

MOH accepts national palliative care strategy report

At the official opening of Dover Park Hospice's new facilities on 5 Jan morning, Health Minister announced that MOH has accepted the recommendations made in the National Strategy Report on palliative care to help improve palliative care in Singapore. Find out more about the recommendations specific in areas of service development, training & research, and public education & awareness made in the report.   More»

Partnering our GPs in Primary Care

Health Minister Gan pens his thoughts on the meaningful exchange and feedback he’s received from our GP community, in helping us work towards better primary care for all Singaporeans.   More»

Bird Flu Situation in Hong Kong

The Ministry of Health is monitoring the situation in Hong Kong closely. While the risk to Singapore is very low at the moment, we would advise all travellers to Hong Kong to remain vigilant and adopt good hygiene practises.   More»

PS’ Opening Address at the 1st NUS-NUH International Nursing Conference 17 November 2011

“Nurses have a key role to play in ‘leading the system’ on issues such as patient safety, process and quality improvements” – PS said this in her opening address at the inaugural NUS-NUH International Nursing Conference held at Orchard Hotel this afternoon. She outlined the important and growing role of nurses in community and home care and the need to build new nursing capabilities in the face of an evolving health care environment.   More»

Health Minister Mr Gan Kim Yong at World Diabetes Day 2011, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sunday, 13 November 2011, 10.30am

Diabetes can be prevented and complications minimised with good diabetes control. Even after complications have set in, the Ministry can still work with patients to help them take control of their problems to stop them from becoming worse. These as shared by Minister Gan at event to mark World Diabetes Day 2011. Watch the video section below for more.   More»

Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health at the Opening Ceremony of the 12th National Eye Care Week at the Pan Pacific Hotel Ballroom, 12 November 2011, 10am

A 1st in our efforts to fight myopia in our young children! Preliminary findings from study on HPB's National Myopia Prevention Programme show the first ever evidence of reducing childhood myopia prevalence in any population worldwide! This as revealed by Minister Gan at today’s opening ceremony of the 12th National Eye Care Week starting 12 Nov. To complement these efforts, the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) will be establishing a Myopia Clinic next year to address myopia amongst children and provide appropriate care and treatment.   More»

Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, Singapore Dental Council Dentist's Pledge Affirmation Ceremony, 11 November 2011, 6:30pm at College of Medicine Building Auditorium, MOH

Increase dental manpower, maintain affordable dental healthcare & develop a specialty to cater to dental needs of an ageing population - These are some points Health Minister Gan highlighted as the latest batch of dentistry graduates took part in their Dentist's Pledge Affirmation Ceremony on Friday evening.   More»

Speech by MOS Dr Amy Khor at the 10th National Conference on Workplace Health Promotion, 10 November 2011

Starting April 2012, companies will have more funds to tap into to promote the mental and physical well-being of their employees. Announced by the Minister of State Dr Amy Khor, the expansion of the Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) Grant by HPB will allow companies to apply up to $15,000 in Grant funding from the current $12,000. Read on to find out more.   More»

Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at Assisi Hospice’s Charity Dinner 2011, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 November 2011

Ageing population, longer life expectancy, and rise in chronic diseases - all these mean that medical needed at end-of-life will also change significantly. While the issue of death is still a taboo topic amongst some, Health Minister Gan says that the Ministry will continue to partner the palliative care community in raising awareness on end-of-life issues in Singapore.   More»

Speech by Dr Amy Khor, Minister of State for Health, at The Age-Friendly Workforce Asia (AFWA) 2011 Conference, Day 2, 4 November 2011, at NTUC Centre

Minister of State for Health, Dr Amy Khor, was the guest-of-honour at the AFWA Conference 2011, a human capital forum that aims to focus on healthy ageing and lifelong employability. Organised by the Rotary Club of Jurong Town, the event aims to raise awareness and support for the upcoming legislation on the re-employment of older workers, which comes into effect in Singapore in 2012.   More»

Opening Address by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister For Health, at the NUS Initiative to Improve Health in Asia (NIHA) Forum on 1 November 2011, Grand Hyatt Hotel

Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong delivered the opening address at the NUS Initiative to Improve Health in Asia (NIHA) Forum. This year's theme focuses on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with the UN having convened a High-Level Meeting on NCDs earlier in September.   More»

MOH’s addendum to the President’s address 2011

MOH is committed to ensuring that Singaporeans continue to enjoy good and affordable healthcare. We will expand healthcare infrastructure and manpower, and enhance the model of care so that Singaporeans can be better cared for both in acute hospitals and in the community. At the same time, we will improve our healthcare financing policies and strengthen the social safety net so that every Singaporean is able to afford medical care. We want to foster a community where choosing healthy lifestyle is convenient, affordable and a natural choice for all. Read on to find out more about what are MOH’s future plans in MOH's addendum to the President’s address.   More»

Speech by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, at the Active Agers Awards presentation ceremony

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong shares about the roles of the Government, community and elderly individuals play in ensuring that the elderly in our midst are able to enjoy their golden years and an environment where they can age-in-place at the Active Agers Awards Ceremony.   More»