Top Medical Tourism Rankings

  24 September 2014: Singapore gained an overall 4th place in the latest medical tourism ranking, the only Asian destination to reach the top five placements in a study of 25 nations, worldwide. Canada topped the overall medical tourism ranking with a score of 76.87 followed by the UK 74.85, Israel 74.17, Singapore 73.96 and… Read More »

Revamped Heart Centre Reopens

  BY KOK XING HUI xinghui@mediacorp.com.sg PUBLISHED: 4:03 AM, SEPTEMBER 26 SINGAPORE — Officially opened yesterday, the new National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) — 12 storeys high and four times larger than its previous size — is expected to help the Republic cope with a projected rise in heart diseases. Officially opened yesterday, the new National… Read More »

Doctor suspended for hurting a police officer and selling poisons without a licence

  http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/health/story/doctor-suspended-hurting-police-officer-and-selling-poisons-without-lice   BY JOANNA SEOW SINGAPORE – A doctor has been suspended for a year after two disciplinary tribunal inquiries were held against him in June, the Singapore Medical Council said in a statement on Tuesday. Dr Khoo Buk Kwong, 53, who had been practising at Healthplus Clinic in Choa Chu Kang, had been… Read More »

Healthcare Jobs – Hospital 2014 May

  Westpoint Hospital –  hr@econhealthcare.com Resident Medical Officer for 24 hours walk in clinic Health Screening Medical Officer Nursing Home Resident Medical Officer Locum Doctor Pharmacist Staff Nurse Intensive Care Unit Staff Nurse     Farrer Park Hospital – hr.hospital@farrerpark.com Radiographer Staff Nurse Assistant Nurse Assistant Manager of Haematology Day Surgery Nurse Infection Control manager Medical… Read More »

Healthcare Jobs in Singapore – May 2014

Healthcare Jobs in Singapore – May 2014  Mount Elizabet Novena Hospital Nurse Nursing Manager Ward Nurse OT Nurse A&E Nurse Concierge Admin Assistant Patients Account Officer Assistant OT Technician  Healthcare Assistant Therapy Assistant Hospital Cooks Home Nursing Foundation felicaia.see@hnf.org.sg Director of Nursing Communications & Development Manager Medical Social Worker Nurse Alliance Healthcare  hr@alliancehealthcare.com.sg Full time… Read More »

Skills in Demand in the Singapore Healthcare Sector

5 Ways To Tell If The Doctor Is Good

1. The Waiting Time is Long The universal rule of demand and supply applies.  There is this good doctor.  And there is only one of him or her.  Well, guess what?  There is indeed a lot of people who would want to see this particular doctor !  It does sound very much like deciding on… Read More »

Former Indonesia Minister Passes Away in Singapore

Joop Ave, Indonesia’s former Minister of Tourism and Telecommunications, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Singapore from complications due to various illnesses. He was 79. His body will be flown to Indonesia on Thursday and will be cremated in Bali. Tourism ministry spokesman Noviendi Makalam said Joop passed away at Mount Elizabeth Hospital… Read More »

Sritex Founder Dies of a Heart Attack

The founder of Sri Rejeki Isman Textile Group and one of the richest men in Indonesia, H.M. Lukminto, died on Wednesday night, according to family sources in Singapore. He was 67 years old. Lukminto had been receiving medical treatment in Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore, since Jan. 31. According to Sumartono Hadinoto, a Surakarta People’s Association… Read More »

80 per cent of liver cancer occur in Asia

80 per cent of liver cancer occur in Asia KUCHING: Asia has the highest incidence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma or Liver Cancer as 80 per cent of the cases worldwide occur in the continent. A former student of St Joseph’s Secondary school here, Singapore-based liver cancer specialist Professor Dr Pierce Chow said liver cancer is most common… Read More »

Most Elderly ESRD Cases in Singapore Due to Diabetes

Stephan Cho   November 07, 2013     Most Elderly ESRD Cases in Singapore Due to Diabetes ATLANTA—Diabetic nephropathy is the predominant cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among elderly patients in Singapore, according to study findings presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2013 meeting. Alvin Kok Heong Ng, MD, of the Changi General… Read More »

378 New Cases of HIV

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 YourHealth, AsiaOne SINGAPORE – In the first 10 months of this year, another 378 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections were reported among Singapore residents. In a statement released today, the Ministry of Health said that by extrapolation, it can be expected that the total number of notified HIV… Read More »

New public hospital in northern Singapore after 2020

New public hospital in northern Singapore after 2020 By Sara Grosse POSTED: 27 Oct 2013 14:29 Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said the next public hospital to be built after 2020 will be in northern Singapore, but added that the exact location has yet to be decided. SINGAPORE: Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Sunday said the… Read More »

Dr Ong Theng Kiat – charged with underage sex

Source Straits Times Date 04 Sep 2013 Author Elena Chong A RETIRED gynaecologist was charged in court yesterday with underage sex and committing indecent acts on a 14-year-old. Ong Theng Kiat, 63, faces a total of 13 charges under the Penal Code and Children and Young Persons Act. He is alleged to have committed the… Read More »

New Hospitals in Singapore

These are new hospitals that will be built or become operational in 2010 and beyond:   (1) Khoo Teck Puat  Hospital  KTPH is located at 90 Yishun Central.  http://www.ktph.com.sg     (2) Ng Teng Fong Hospital Originally Jurong General Hospital, but renamed after the anchor donor to the hospital building.  NTFH will be ready in… Read More »

Bangladesh’s president passes away in Singapore hospital

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh’s figurehead president has died at a hospital in Singapore. He was 84. The office of President Zillur Rahman says he died late Wednesday afternoon Bangladesh time. He was flown to Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital on March 10 for treatment of respiratory problems. Rahman’s death does not affect the government as Bangladesh… Read More »

Bladeless Cataract Surgery

Bladeless cataract surgery is made possible by using a Femtosecond laser – an exciting new technology originally FDA approved for use in refractive surgery. The FDA has now expanded the indications to include ‘cuts’ in the cornea, including vertical and lamellar cuts. The possibilities for use now include but are not limited to femtosecond keratoplasty,… Read More »

KK Hospital apologises for baby mix-up

KK Hospital apologises for baby mix-up 04:45 AM Nov 20, 2012 by Tan Weizhen   SINGAPORE – In what is the first reported baby mix-up in a public hospital, two sets of parents went home on Sunday from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) with the wrong babies. The mistake was discovered about an hour… Read More »

Dying at home is expensive

SINGAPORE – Mr Lim, 42, and his brother have the shared burden of looking after a sister who has been struck by ovarian cancer, as well as a wheelchair-bound elderly mother. Relying solely on Mr Lim’s income as a machine operator, the family barely gets by after forking out S$1,000 monthly to care for their… Read More »

Benny Kwan cannot act as Pacific Healthcare director

PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 12, 2012  Business Times   PACIFIC Healthcare Holdings Ltd has announced that Benny Kwan has been disqualified from acting as a non-executive, non-independent director of the mainboard-listed company.   The company said in a notice to the Singapore Exchange (SGX) website last Saturday that it had discovered that Mr Kwan, 51, was convicted… Read More »

Dr Georgia Lee cleared of professional misconduct

SINGAPORE: After a five-year battle, convictions by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) against prominent aesthetics doctor Georgia Lee have been officially dropped. In a rather rare move, SMC on Monday agreed for Dr Lee’s lawyer, Kuah Boon Theng, to file in the Court of Appeal, an application which clears the doctor of all SMC convictions.… Read More »

Far East setting up Scotts Medical Center

12 September 12  The Business Times  by Nisha Ramchandani [SINGAPORE] Far East Organization is launching a 36,000 square foot medical centre which is slated to open its doors at Pacific Plaza next year. The Scotts Medical Center will join a number of other buildings in the Orchard vicinity with private clinics, such as Paragon, Mount… Read More »

Fertility centres in S’pore need Australian certification by 2013

Fertility centres in S’pore need Australian certification by 2013 Assisted reproduction centres are facing problems with meeting requirements and financial demands. -AsiaOne Mon, Aug 27, 2012 AsiaOne SINGAPORE – Assisted reproduction centres in Singapore now have until January 2013 to have themselves certified by Australia’s Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee. This means that the centres have… Read More »

Dr Teoh Kheng Hoe Gerrard – Doctor suspended

Doctor suspended, fined for inappropriate treatment Updated 12:36 PM Sep 07, 2012 SINGAPORE – A doctor has been suspended for six months and fined S$10,000 for inappropriately treating his patient, who had lymphoma. Dr Teoh Kheng Hoe Gerrard, 52, was a haematologist practicing as Medical Director at the Clinic for Blood Disorders and Research at… Read More »

Day surgery centres shut; docs want money back

Wed, Jan 21, 2009 The Straits Times By Jessica Jaganathan TWO multi-million dollar centres that specialise in day surgery have folded, following just over two years of mounting losses. The closure of the two facilities, located in the Orchard Road area, has left patients and the doctors who rent out their operating rooms in the… Read More »

Dr Susan Lim suspended for 3 years and fined $10,000

SINGAPORE: Surgeon Susan Lim has filed an appeal to the High Court, against the punishment meted out by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). Channel NewsAsia understands the SMC has ruled that Dr Lim be suspended from practice for three years, fined S$10,000 and censured in writing. Channel NewsAsia understands she was found guilty of 94… Read More »