MOH cuts overseas medical schools approved for practise in Singapore

( Image: Unsplash/Arvin Chingcuangco). SINGAPORE: Beginning 2020, the list of abroad medical schools whose graduates can practice in Singapore will avoid 160 to 103. This follows the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) evaluated the abroad medical schools with registrable fundamental medical credentials, it stated in a joint news release with the Ministry of Health (MOH) on … Read more

11 cases of Candida auris reported at Singapore public hospitals since 2012

A strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at a laboratory. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Shawn Lockhart – Centers for Disease Control) SINGAPORE: Eleven cases of Candida auris infections at public hospitals have been reported between 2012 and 2019, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (Apr 9).  They were “isolated and sporadic” cases, said MOH, … Read more

MOH, SFA investigating gastroenteritis cases at NUS residential college after 22 fall ill

A view of Ridge View Residential College at the National University of Singapore. (Photo: Ridge View Residential College) SINGAPORE: Authorities are investigating a gastroenteritis outbreak at the National University of Singapore’s Ridge View Residential College, after 22 people fell ill.  One person was hospitalised and is in stable condition, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore … Read more

Commentary: How instant noodles became a symbol of workaholics everywhere

Originally invented to solve world hunger, the humble instant ramen has come to represent sustenance for those who are too busy to eat proper meals, says Karen Tee. (Photo: Unsplash/@charlesdeluvio) SINGAPORE: My love for instant noodles began when I was a teenager. A latchkey kid through my secondary school and junior college years, instant noodles … Read more

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