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Parking Rates in Car Parks – Orchard Area
Car Park Mon – Fri
Before 5/6pm
Mon – Fri
After 5/6pm
Sat Sun/ PH
313@Somerset $2 for 1st hr; $1 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $4.50 for 1st 3hrs; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Same as weekdays $4.50 for 1st 3hrs; $1.50 for sub ½ hr
Atrium @ Orchard Mon-Thurs: 12am?5.59pm: $1.07 for 1st hr; $0.32 for sub. 15mins; Fri & Eve of PH: $2.14 for 1st 2 hrs; $0.32 for sub. 15mins Mon-Thurs: 6pm-11.59pm: $2.14 per entry; Fri & Eve of PH: 6pm-2.59am (the next day): $2.14 per entry 3am-5.59pm: $2.14 for 1st 2 hrs; $0.32 for sub. 15mins; Aft 6pm: $2.14 per entry 3am-5.59pm: $2.14 for 1st 2hrs; $0.32 for sub. 15mins. 6pm-11.59pm: $2.14 per entry
Cairnhill Place 7am-5pm: $1.50 per ½ hr Aft 5pm: $3.50 for 1st 3hrs; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Same as Wkdays $3.50 for 1st 3hrs; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard 8am-5:59pm: $2.14 for 1st hr; $1.28 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $4.28 for 1st 3hrs; $1.61 for sub. hr 8am-10.59am: $4.28 per entry. 11am-7.59am $4.28 for 1st 3hrs; $1.61 for sub. hr Same as Saturday
ComCentre (Exeter Rd) 7am-6pm: $3 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr 6pm-6.59am: $3 per entry 7am-1pm: $3 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr. 1pm-10pm: $3 for 1st 2hr; $1 for sub. ½ hr. 7am-10pm: $3 for 1st 2 hr; $1 for sub. ½ hr
Concorde Hotel 7am-5pm: $2 for 1st hr; $1 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $3.50 per entry Same as wkdays $3.50 per entry
Delfi Orchard 8am-5pm: $2.50 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr 5pm-11pm: $3.50 per entry (Car park closed at 11pm daily) Same as wkdays 8am-11pm: $3.50 per entry
Elizabeth Hotel 7am-5pm: $2.50 for 1st hr; $1 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $3.50 per entry $3.50 per entry Same as Saturday
Far East Plaza 7am-5pm: $2.14 for 1st hr; $1.07 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $3.53 for 1st 3hrs; $1.07 for sub. hr Same as wkdays $3.53 for 1st 3hrs; $2.14 for sub. hr
Far East Shopping Centre 8am-5pm: $2.40 per hr; $1.20 for sub. ½hr Aft 5pm: $3.50 per entry Same as wkdays $3.50 per entry
Forum The Shopping Mall 6am-5pm: $2.40 for 1st hr; $1.20 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $3.20 per entry 6am-5pm: $2.60 for 1st hr; $1.40 for sub. ½ hr, Aft 5pm: $3.20 per entry $3.20 per entry
Four Seasons Hotel 6am-5pm: $6 for 1st hr; $3 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $6 per entry Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Goodwood Park Hotel 8am-6pm: $4 for 1st hr; $2 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $5 per entry Same as wkdays $5 per entry
Grand Hyatt Singapore 4am-5pm: $3.21 for 1st hr; $1.07 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $5.35 per entry Same as wkdays $5.35 per entry
Grand Park Orchard 8am-5pm: $3.50 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $5 per entry Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Hilton Hotel 8am-6pm: $7 for 1st hr Aft 6pm: $7 per entry Same as wkdays $7 per entry
Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre $2 for 1st hr; $1 for sub. ½ hr $2 for 1st hr; $1 for sub. ½ hr Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
International Building 8am-5.30pm: $2.14 for 1st hr; $1.07 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5:30pm: $3.21 per entry 8am-5.30pm: $4.82 for 1st 3hrs; $1.07 for sub. ½ hr; Aft 5.30pm: $3.21 per entry Same as Saturday
ION Orchard Mon-Thu: 8am-4.59pm: $2.67 for 1st hr; $0.64 for sub. 15 mins Mon-Thu: 5pm-11.59pm: $3 per entry. 12am-7.59am $1.07 per hr Fri/Sat-Sun/PH: 8am-4.59pm: $2.56 for 1st hr; $0.94 for sub. 15 mins. 5-11.50pm: $3.74 per entry. 12am-7.59am $1.07 per hour Same as Saturday
Liat Towers 7am-6pm: $2.50 for 1st hr; $1.30 for sub. ½ hr 6pm-12am: $3.50 per entry Same as wkdays 7am-12am: $3.50 per entry
Lucky Plaza 7am-4.59pm: $1.61 for 1st hr; $1.28 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $3.21 per entry Same as wkdays Same as wkdays; PH: $3.75 per entry
Mandarin Gallery 8am-5pm: $3.50 for 1st hr; $1.20 for sub. ½ hr $6 per entry Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Mandarin Orchard Singapore 7am-6pm: $3.50 for 1st hr; $1.20 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $6 per entry Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Ngee Ann City 12.01am-12pm, 2.01pm-5pm: $1.28 for ½ hr , 12.01pm-2pm: $1.82 for ½ hr 5.01pm-7pm:$1.82 for ½ hr; Aft 7pm: $4.28 per entry 12.01am-12pm, 2.01pm-5pm: $2.57 for 1st hr; $1.61 for sub. ½ hr, 12.01pm-2pm, 5.01-7pm: $3.64 for 1st hr; $2.14 for sub. ½ hr, Aft 7pm: $4.28 per entry Same as Saturday
OG Orchard Point $1 for 1st hr; $1.20 per sub. ½ hr 5pm-9.59pm: $1 for 1st hr; $1.20 per sub. ½ hr. Aft 10pm: $1.20 per sub. ½ hr Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Orchard Building 7am-5pm: $2.20 for 1st hr; $1.20 for sub. ½ hr (Car park closed at 1am daily ) 5pm-1am: $3.60 per entry Same as wkdays 7am-5pm: $3.60 for 1st 3hrs; $1.20 for sub. ½ hr; 5pm-1am: $3.60 per entry
Orchard Central 2am-6pm: $1.50 for 1st hr; $0.80 sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $3 for 1st 2hrs; $0.80 for sub. ½ hr Same as wkdays 2am-2am: $3 for 1st 2hrs; $0.80 for sub. ½ hr
Orchard Hotel Shopping Arcade 7am-6pm: $5 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $5 per entry Same as wkdays $5 per entry
Orchard Parade Hotel 7am-5pm: $4 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $4 per entry Same as wkdays $4 per entry
Orchard Plaza 7am-5pm: $1.28 for ½ hr Aft 5pm: $3.75 per entry; $1.07 for sub. ½ hr Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Orchard Towers 7am-5.59pm: $4.50 per hr (Max fee: $15) 6pm-1.59am: $6 per entry. After 2am: $6 per entry Same as wkdays 7am-1.59am: $6 per entry. Aft 2am: $6 per entry
Pacific Plaza 8am-6pm: $1.50 per ½ hr Aft 6pm: $3 for 1st 2hrs; $1 for sub. ½ hr Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Palais Renaissance 7am-5pm: $2.80 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr 5pm-1am: $3.50 per entry; Aft 1am: $1.50 per hr Same as wkdays 7am-1am: $3.50 per entry; Aft 1am: $1.50 per hr
Pan Pacific Orchard 7am-5pm: $4 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $4 per entry Same as wkdays $4 per entry
Paragon Shopping Centre 3am-5.59pm: $2.58 for 1st hr; $1.48 for sub. ½ hr; Add $1.07 surcharge from 12pm-2.30pm Aft 6pm: $3.38 per entry Same as wkdays 3am-5.59pm: $3.48 for 1st 3hrs; $0.70 for sub. 15 mins. Aft 6pm: $3.38 per entry; Add $1.07 surcharge from 12pm-2.30pm
Park Mall $1 for 1st hr; $1 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $2 per entry Same as wkdays $1 for 1st hr; $1 for sub. 1hr; Aft 6pm: $2 per entry
Plaza Singapura 12am-5.59pm: $1.07 for 1st hr; $0.32 for sub. 15mins (Free 1st hour parking from 10am-5.59pm, only applicable on Mon-Fri except Sat, Sun, Eve of PH and PH) Mon-Thu: 6pm-11.59pm: $2.14 per entry; Fri & Eve of PH: 6pm-2.59am: $2.14 per entry 3am-5.59pm: $2.14 for 1st 2hrs; $0.32 for sub. 15mins; Aft 6pm: $2.14 per entry 3am-5.59pm: $2.14 for 1st 2hrs; $0.32 for sub. 15mins. 6pm-11.59pm: $2.14 per entry
Regent Hotel 7am-6pm: $3 for 1st hr; $2 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $5 per entry Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Royal Plaza On Scotts 8am-6pm: $4 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $5.50 per entry Same as wkdays $5.50 per entry
Scape 7am-4.59pm: $1.65 per hr or part thereof 5pm-6.59am: $4 for 1st 3hrs; $1.60 for sub. hr or part thereof. 7am-4.59pm:$1.85 per hr or part thereof. 5pm-6.59am: $4.20 for 1st 3hrs; $1.60 for sub. hr or part thereof. 7am-6.59am: $4.20 for 1st 3hrs; $1.60 for sub. 1/2 hr or part thereof.
Shangri-la Hotel 7am-5pm: $4 for 1st hr; $2 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $6 per entry Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Shaw Centre 8am-6pm: $1.07 for 1st hr; $1.07 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $3.50 per entry Same as wkdays $3.50 per entry
Shaw House 8am-6pm: $1.07 for 1st hr; $1.07 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $3.50 per entry Same as wkdays $3.50 per entry
Sheraton Towers Singapore 7am-6pm: $3 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $4.50 per entry Same as wkdays $4.50 per entry
Singapore Marriott Hotel 6am-6pm: $0.05 per min/$3 per hr Aft 6pm: $0.05 per min (Max fee of $6 from 6pm-12am) Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Singapore Shopping Centre 8am-8pm: $2.50 for 1st hr; $1.25 for sub. ½ hr Aft 8pm: $3 per entry Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Starhub Centre 7.01am-6pm: $2 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr 6.01pm-11pm $3.50 per entry; Aft 11pm $2 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr $2 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Same as Saturday
Tanglin Mall 6am-5pm: $2.40 for 1st hr; $1.20 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $3.50 per entry Charges same as wkdays, but $3.50 per entry after 1pm $3.50 per entry
Tanglin Shopping Centre 8am-6pm: $2.60 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $3 per entry Same as wkdays $3 per entry
Tangs Plaza 6am-6pm: $0.05 per min/$3 per hr Aft 6pm: $0.05 per min/$3 per hr (Max fee of $6 from 6pm-12am) Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
The Cathay 8am-9:59am: $1.40 for ½ hr; 10am-9:59pm: $1.40 per hr Aft 10pm: $3 per entry 8am-9:59pm: $1.40 per hr; Aft 10pm: $4 per entry Same as Saturday
The Centrepoint 7am-5pm: $2 for 1st hr; $1.50 sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $2 for 1st hr; $1.50 sub. hr Same as wkdays $2 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. hr
The Heeren 8am-5pm: $1.50 per ½ hr 5pm-11pm: $2.00 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Same as wkdays $3.00 for 1st 2hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr
Traders Hotel 6am-5pm: $2.40 for 1st hr; $1.20 for sub. ½ hr Aft 5pm: $3.50 per entry Charges same as wkdays, but $3.50 per entry after 1pm $3.50 per entry
TripleOne Somerset 7am-5.59pm: $1.50 per ½ hr (charges are before GST) Aft 6pm: $3 per entry Same as wkdays $3 for 1st 3 hrs; $1.50 per ½ hr
Wheelock Place 8am-6pm: $3 for 1st hr; $1.50 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $4.50 per entry Same as wkdays Same as wkdays
Winsland House 7am-7pm: $2.50 for 1st hr; $1.20 for sub. ½ hr 7pm-11pm: $3.50 per entry. Aft 11pm: $3.50 per entry Same as wkdays 7am-11pm: $4.50 per entry. Aft 11pm: $3.50 per entry
Wisma Atria 7am-5pm: $2.30 for 1st hr; $1.10 for sub. ½ hr (The carpark cashier booth is located at the carpark exit) Aft 5pm: $3.50 per entry Same as wkdays $3.50 for 1st 2hrs; $0.80 for sub. ½ hr
York Hotel 8.01am-6pm: $4 for 1st hr; $2 for sub. ½ hr Aft 6pm: $5 per entry Same as wkdays $5 per entry

Maternity Package – Gleneagles Hospital Singapore

 

Procedure Package Price (S$)* Medisave Claimable Limit (S$)*
(Includes Doctor’s and Hospital Fees)
Delivery Delivery With Vacuum
/ Forceps
Delivery With Antenatal Programme** Delivery With Antenatal Programme** With Vacuum
/ Forceps
Normal / Assisted
Delivery

·Single Room
(2 days)
·Double Room
(2 days)
Superior Room
(2 days)
Executive Deluxe
(2 days)
Tanglin Suite
(2 days)
2,598

1,698

4,298

5,998

12,998

1,650

1,650

1,650

1,650

1,650

2,150

2,150

2,150

2,150

2,150

2,100

2,100

2,100

2,100

2,100

2,600

2,600

2,600

2,600

2,600

Normal / Assisted
Delivery With
Epidural

·Single Room
(2 days)
·Double Room
(2 days)
Superior Room
(2 days)
Executive Deluxe
(2 days)
Tanglin Suite
(2 days)
2,888

1,898

4,298

5,998

12,998

1,650

1,650

1,650

1,650

1,650

2,150

2,150

2,150

2,150

2,150

2,100

2,100

2,100

2,100

2,100

2,600

2,600

2,600

2,600

2,600

Caesarean Delivery
(Elective) With
General Anaesthesia /
Epidural

·Single Room
(3 days)
·Double Room
(3 days)
Superior Room
(3 days)
Executive Deluxe
(3 days)
Tanglin Suite
(3 days)
4,098

2,888

6,848

8,498

16,988

3,500

3,500

3,500

3,500

3,500

3,500

3,500

3,500

3,500

3,500

3,950

3,950

3,950

3,950

3,950

3,950

3,950

3,950

3,950

3,950

 

http://doctors.com.sg/medical/hospitals-singapore/maternity-packages-in-singapore-comparison/

 

Health Screening Packages – National University Hospital NUH – Singapore

Cost $360
Essential Health Screening Package
Appointments: +65-6779-2777 or email iplc@nuhs.edu.sg


Comprehensive Medical History & Physical Examinations

• Present Complaints (If Any)
• Past Medical, Family, Social & Drug History
• Review of Whole Body SystemsInvestigations

Haematological Studies
• Haemoglobin
• Total White Blood Cells
• Total Red Blood Cells
• Differential Count
• Platelets
• Peripheral Blood Film
• Pack Cell Volume
• Red Cell Indices (MCV,MCH, MCHC)
• Erythrocyte Sedimentation

Blood Grouping

Lipid Profile
• Total Cholesterol
• Triglycerides
• Cholesterol HDL
• Cholesterol LDL
• Cholesterol/HDL Ratio

Kidney Disease
• Sodium
• Potassium
• Chloride
• Bicarbonate
• Urea
• Creatinine
• Glucose

Liver Disease
• Bilirubin
• Albumin
• Globulin
• Total Protein
• Alkaline Phosphatase
• Alkaline Transaminase ALT
• Aspartate Transaminase AST
• GGT

Metabolic Disorders
• Free T4 (Thyroid Function Test)
• Uric Acid

Bone Disease
• Calcium
• Phosphate
• Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor RAF 

Cancer Markers
• Alpha-Feto Protein (AFP – Liver Cancer)
• Carcino-Embryonic Antigen (CEA – GI Cancer)
• Prostate Specific Antigen (for male only)

Veneral Disease
• Total Syphilis Antibody Screening

Hepatitis
• B (Surface Antigen & Surface
Antibody)

Urine Analysis
• Basic Screen for Blood,
Glucose, Protein,
Ketones & pH
• Microscopic Examination for Red Blood Cells,Epithellal Cells, Casts & Crystals

Medical Report
• Detailed medical and family history.
• Discussion and interpretation of all laboratory results.
• Recommendation of healthcare education and healthcare improvement.
• Medical follow-up and direct referrals to other specialists’ services within the hospital can be arranged.

Stool Analysis
• Occult Blood
• Ova, Cyst, Trophozoite

Others
• Chest X-Ray
• Electrocardiogram (ECG)
• Pap Smear (for female only)

 

MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL MATERNITY PACKAGES

Maternity Packages for all types of delivery (Normal/Assisted/Caesarean Section) with wide selection of room types to choose from (4-Bed/Double/Single/Deluxe/Suite). Packages start from $1,206 (excluding GST).

Delivery Type No. of days Family Suite Super Deluxe Room Single Deluxe Room Single Room Double Room 4-Bedded Room Maximum Medisave Claimable
(Delivery expenses)
Additional Medisave Claimable (Pre-natal medical expenses)
Normal Delivery
2
$2970
$2710
$2350
$2290
$1500
$1370
$1650
$450
Normal Delivery with Epidural
2
$3260
$3000
$2640
$2580
$1750
$1620
$1650
$450
Assisted Delivery
2
$3060
$2800
$2440
$2380
$1570
$1440
$2150
$450
Assisted Delivery with Epidural
2
$3330
$3070
$2710
$2650
$1800
$1670
$2150
$450
Caesarean Section with GA
3
$4595
$4205
$3665
$3575
$2525
$2300
$3500
$450
Caesarean Section with Epidural
3
$4490
$4100
$3560
$3470
$2425
$2200
$3500
$450

Please note:
• Package prices are with effect 1 March 2012 and subject to prevailing GST rate

All packages include
• BCG & 1st Hepatitis B injection for baby (during hospital stay only) if baby’s condition permits
• One post-natal exercise class

MOUNT ELIZABETH HOSPITAL MATERNITY PACKAGE 

 

Procedure Package Price (S$)* Medisave Claimable Limit (S$)*
(Includes Doctor’s and Hospital Fees)
Delivery Delivery With Vacuum
/ Forceps
Delivery With
Antenatal Programme**
Delivery With
Antenatal Programme** With Vacuum
/ Forceps
Normal / Assisted
Delivery

·Single Room
(2 days)
·Double Room
(2 days)
·Daffodil Suite
(3 days)
2,748

1,998

9,498

1,650

1,650

2,100

2,150

2,150

2,600

2,100

2,100

2,550

2,600

2,600

3,050

Normal / Assisted
Delivery With
Epidural

·Single Room
(2 days)
·Double Room
(2 days)
·Daffodil Suite
(3 days)
2,998

2,278

9,498

1,650

1,650

2,100

2,150

2,150

2,600

2,100

2,100

2,550

2,600

2,600

3,050

Caesarean Delivery
(Elective) With
General Anaesthesia /
Epidural

·Single Room
(3 days)
·Double Room
(3 days)
·Daffodil Suite
(4 days)
4,348

3,398

13,888

3,500

3,500

3,950

3,500

3,500

3,950

3,950

3.950

4,400

3,950

3,950

4,400

 

PARKWAY EAST (EAST SHORE) HOSPITAL MATERNITY PACKAGE


Maternity Packages

Procedure Package Price (S$)*
Normal/Assisted Delivery

  • Single Room (2 days)
  • Double Room (2 days)
  • 4-Bedded (2 days)
1,980
1,400
1,350
Normal/ Assisted Delivery (With Epidural)

  • Single Room (2 days)
  • Double Room (2 days)
  • 4-Bedded (2 days)
2,240
1,660
1,600
Caesarean Delivery (Elective) (With Epidural/General Anaesthesia)

  • Single Room (3 days)
  • Double Room (3 days)
  • 4-Bedded (3 days)
3,260
2,420
2,290

 

Super VIP (Victoria Suite) Maternity Package (Valid till 30 June 2011)

Procedure Length of
Stay (Days)
Package Price (S$)*
Normal/Assisted Delivery 2 3,490
Normal/Assisted Delivery
(with Epidural)
2 3,750
Caesarean Delivery (Elective)
(With Epidural/General Anaesthesia)
3 5,520

* For Parkway East Baby Bonus programme which applies to all maternity packages relevant to the hospital, there will be free upgrade from four-bedder to double-bedder and free parking on day of delivery (subject to availability) for second and subsequent delivery. Terms and conditions apply.

BEST HOSPITAL IN SINGAPORE
Choose the best hospital in Singapore according to the patient’s need or medical condition.

BEST HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY CONDITION
(1) KK Women and Children Hospital – Fully staffed pediatric and neo-natal specialists are on call at this big maternity and children hospital.
(2) National University Hospital – The biggest general hospital in the western cluster, NUH has an A&E department that caters both to adults and children.
(3) Mount Elizabeth Hospital – Mount Elizabeth Hospital is the biggest private hospital and has numerous pediatricians and pediatric surgeons to deal with complex medical situations for children.

BEST A&E / MULTIPLE CASUALTY HOSPITAL
(1) SGH – SGH is the biggest hospitals in Singapore and is best equipped to handle major accidents especially when there are multiple casualties.  SGH has its own helipad for medical evacuation situations and also a specialist burns unit.
(2)  Tan Tock Seng Hospital –   Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) is a 1400-bed facility and is the only other general hospital in Singapore to have a helipad.  This may be a consideration in medical evacuation scenarios.  TTSH is also the nationally designated centre for managing infectious diseases since the SARS outbreak in 2003. TTSH, with its connectivity with the National Neuroscience Institute, ranks as one of the best hospitals for head, spine and vascular surgery. The NNI has its neurodiagnostic lab facility which conducts comprehensive investigations and tests for the neurologists and neurosurgeons to best treat their patients.
(3) Mount Elizabeth Hospital – The top private hospital in Singapore for emergencies.  Numerous private medical services and insurance companies fly their patients into Singapore to be attended to by specialists in Mount Elizabeth.  It often handle coomplex cases and is the preferred hospital for foreign dignataries and their families.

 

Mount Elizabeth Hospital – Best Hospital for Multi-disciplinary Surgery and Care (Private)
Many consider Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital to be the best private hospitals in Singapore.  Both these hospitals are managed by the Parkway Group.  Mount Elizabeth Hospital is considered by many Singaporeans and Asians to be the best hospital in Singapore.   Approximately 1000 medical specialists base their medical practices in the adjoining Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre.   Complex surgeries including kidney transplants, neurosurgery, robotic surgery, cancer treatment and other multi-specialty care is commonplace in this centre.  Click here to see Mount Elizabeth Hospital room charges and fees.  Although housed in the same hospital and medical centre, most of the specialist doctors operate as independent medical practises.  Their fees are not standardized so you will have to get in touch with the clinic staff to enquire about fees and charges as well as appointment availability.  If you know the doctor’s name, search for his or her website.  If not, locate the clinic contact information from the Mount Elizabeth Doctors Directory.


BEST HOSPITAL IN SINGAPORE FOR CANCER TREATMENT
(1) National Cancer Centre – This government run cancer centre is located in the campus of SGH.  It draws it specialists from the different disciplines within SGH including medical oncology, general surgery, gynecology and radiation oncology.
(2) Mount Elizabeth Hospital – Numerous cancer specialist clinics operate from the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and use the hospital’s excellent diagnostic and radiation equipment.


Thomson Medical Centre – Best Hospital for Maternity (Private)

Thomson Medical Centre, though much smaller than the hospitals above, has carved out a niche in obstetrics to be the one of the favourite maternity hospitals.  Take note that there are no other major specialties in this hospital as it caters mainly for pregnant mothers.  Though much smaller than the rest, TMC has certainly earned its reputation as the top hospital for delivering babies.  In addition to the main hospital building at Thomson Road, TMC also operates a chain of GP clinics in suburban town centres.  Some of these smaller clinics may be more accessible and convenient for pregnant women who do not want to travel too far from their home for their regular screening.

 

Best Hospital in Singapore for Lasik

Interestingly, the best hospital in Singapore for Lasik surgeries is not really a hospital but a shopping mall.  Paragon Shopping Centre is home to quite a number of eye clinics performing lasik surgery.  Because lasik surgery can be performed in the clinic setting as an outpatient procedure, no hospital stay is required.   Paragon is located in the Orchard Road shopping belt, next Mount Elizabeth Hospital.   If you are visiting a lasik clinic in Paragon, head to the medical centre lobby at Level 1 and search for the eye clinic address on the directory.  The medical clinics are spread across a few different tower blocks, so you have to make sure you know which tower you need to go.

NTU’s medical school unveils simulation technology training
Updated 09:12 PM Jun 29, 2012

SINGAPORE – For the first time in Singapore, junior college and polytechnic students will get to experience what goes on behind the closed doors of an operating theatre.

Nanyang Technological University has unveiled its simulation technology training for Singapore’s newest medical school, and some 600 pre-university students get to preview it tomorrow.

When the first batch of medical students start their course at the new NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine next August, part of their training will involve using cutting-edge simulation technology.

Students will get to perform surgery on life-like prosthetics of human organs, complete with simulated bleeding.

Professor Roger Kneebone from Imperial College London said simulation surgery provides safety in an artificial environment.

“There’s an increasing amount of evidence that learning in a simulated environment transfers to learning in the operating theatre so it cuts down the amount of time for training, it increases people’s accuracy and it makes them better at making decisions,” he said.

Tomorrow, 600 junior college and polytechnic students will get to attend the simulated surgery preview.

Some have been chosen to assist in a mock abdomen surgery, where they will have to fix a patient’s intestinal bleed.

Eighteen-year-old Temasek Junior College student, Zariel Sim said it is an eye-opening experience.

“Compared to just reading a description in a textbook to doing it in real-life even though it’s a simulation, I think you will gain a lot of experience.”

With simulation training as a cornerstone of its medical training, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine hopes to cut down on the amount of lectures and seminars, to make way for more interactive and practical training. CHANNEL NEWSASIA

CRITICAL ILLNESS INSURANCE

Critical illness insurance pays a lump sum either when you are first diagnosed with a critical illness covered by the policy, or after having a type of surgery covered by the policy. The lump sum does not depend on your admission into hospital or on your actual medical expenses. A critical illness benefit can be sold as a stand-alone plan or policy or be packaged into a life policy or as an optional rider to a life policy.

The types of critical illnesses covered may vary from one insurer to another. But most major illnesses and types of surgery are covered by almost all policies.

These include

  • major cancers,
  • heart attack,
  • coronary artery bypass surgery,
  • stroke and kidney failure.

Do note that:

  • The benefits are paid only if the disease or surgery exactly meets the definition stated in the policy. Definitions of diseases covered by a standard critical illness policy are fixed across all insurance companies in Singapore.
  • There is usually a waiting period for certain diseases or types of surgery. If any disease or type of surgery specified by the policy is diagnosed or carried out during the waiting period, no benefits will be paid.

Some critical illness policies pay a smaller amount for earlier stages of cancer, or make several payments upon diagnosis of different insured critical illnesses, subject to the sum insured or policy limits.

 

 

Disability Income Insurance

Disability income insurance pays a fixed amount each month to replace the income you would lose if you are unable to work as a result of an accident or illness. These policies may pay up to 80% of your average monthly salary. The policy aims to ease your financial loss, but will not completely replace the income you earned before the accident or illness.

Do note that:

  • There may be a deferred period during which benefits will not be paid. Benefits are payable only if you are continuously disabled after the deferred period. The monthly income benefit will usually be paid for up to 5 or 10 years, or until you are 60 or 65.
  • The monthly payments are stopped or reduced when you start working again, even if it’s not the same work that you did before your illness or accident. The reduction in benefits may be in proportion to any recovery you make. The insurer will assess your rate of recovery through medical check-ups.
  • Clarify with your insurer how disability is defined in the policy. Some policies may define disability as not being able to perform your usual work. Others may define it as not being able to do any work at all. The amount of premium payable can vary depending on a number of factors, including the definition used. Do check with your insurer for the definitions used in your policy.

Hospital Cash Insurance

Hospital cash insurance pays a fixed amount of money for each day you are hospitalised for medical treatment or surgery. The total amount paid under this policy may be more or less than your actual medical expenses.

Do note that:

  • A hospital cash insurance policy may have a waiting period. This means benefits are paid only after you have been hospitalised for more than a set number of days.
  • Benefits may also be paid for only a fixed number of days each year or the life of the policy. If it’s for a fixed number of days over the life of the policy, the policy will end once the lifetime limit has been reached.

Waiting periods and benefit limits may vary across policies.

 

 

Medical Expense Insurance

Medical expense insurance pays for certain medical expenses incurred because of an accident or illness. Medical expenses can arise from any of the following medical treatments or procedures:

  • in-patient medical treatment or surgery,
  • day surgery,
  • consultations with specialists before, during and after the hospital stay,
  • X-rays and laboratory tests.

‘Major’ medical expense insurance will pay expenses for longer hospital stays due to a major illness like cancer or for major surgery such as heart bypass surgery or organ transplant.

Do note that:

  • The policy may not fully pay for actual medical expenses incurred.
  • The policy will usually include limits for each illness, disability, by policy year or lifetime.
  • Certain conditions and pre-existing conditions may be excluded from cover. Treatment that is not for medical reasons may also be excluded.
  • Investigative procedures such as tests / biopsies for diagnosis purposes, for example to detect a specific illness or medical condition may or may not be included.
  • Waiting periods may also apply. If so, expenses will not be paid during the waiting period. See more on Waiting Periods.
  • Some policies may also have ‘deductible’ and ‘co-insurance’ features.
  • With medical expense insurance, the total reimbursement you will get from all your policies is limited to your actual expenses. So buying additional medical expense insurance policies does not necessarily provide extra benefits.

 

 

This is a matrix compiled by the Health Ministry of Health Insurance Plans in Singapore for Private Hospitals.  It covers the following health insurance companies:

  • AIA
  • Prudential
  • Great Eastern
  • Aviva

For Daily ward and treatment charges, surgery, surgical Implants and approved medical consumables as well as for the following treatments:

  • Kidney Dialysis
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy
  • Immunosuppressants for organ transplant
  • Erythropoietin

Health-insurance-singapore-comparison

SINGAPORE, Jun 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Aetna , a leading global diversified health care benefits company, announced today that it has received a license to begin selling health insurance in Singapore. Aetna is now marketing health policies for groups and individuals in Singapore.

“We’re very pleased to offer our insurance products in Singapore,” said Derek Goldberg, Aetna International’s managing director for Southeast Asia. “Singapore is a very attractive market for Aetna. It has a vibrant, growing economy and a large number of expatriates and local residents who may need global or regional health care coverage.”

In addition, Singapore is the perfect regional hub from which to develop further business opportunities in Southeast Asia, Goldberg noted.

Upon receiving the license, Aetna introduced its flagship International Healthcare Plan (IHP) to the Singapore market. IHP provides comprehensive health benefits aimed primarily at customers who travel extensively or live outside of their country of origin. In addition, a new Aetna benefits product, Aetna Healthy Aessentials, made its debut in Singapore ahead of a planned worldwide roll-out. The new health plan is targeted to customers who require regional coverage, and fills a market gap between existing local plans and high-end global plans like IHP.

According to Michael Elliott, general manager for Aetna’s Asia-Pacific region, Aetna’s entry into Singapore demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing its business in the region. “Aetna aims to be the global leader in empowering people to live healthier lives. By leveraging our 158 year history and experience as a global leader in health care, we believe we have a lot to offer to the Singapore and Southeast Asian markets in terms of product and service innovation.”

Elliott added that Aetna also will offer technology-enabled health management services in Singapore and regionally.

About Aetna International

Aetna International is committed to helping create a stronger, healthier global community by delivering comprehensive health benefits and health management solutions worldwide. Aetna International’s expatriate business is one of the industry’s largest and most prominent international health benefits providers, supporting more than 430,000 members worldwide. The organization’s expatriate offerings include medical, dental, vision, life, disability and emergency assistance. Aetna International’s health management business collaborates with health care systems, government entities and plan sponsors around the world to design and build locally-applied health management solutions to improve health, quality and cost outcomes. For more information, see www.aetnainternational.com .

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.1 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health information technology services. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com .

SOURCE: Aetna

        
        Aetna 
        Cynthia Michener, 1-860-273-8553 
        michenerc@aetna.com

Related: doctors.com.sg/health-insurance.html

Fever In Children

One of the most common parental experiences is that of dealing with our children when they are fighting a high fever.  Should we bring them to a GP?  Or to the hospital?  Will my child develop a fit?  Will it cause brain damage?

The human body has a thermostat which helps us to regulate our body temperature. The normal body temperature is between 36.5°C and 37.5°C. With infection or other illnesses, various chemicals are released in our body. This re-adjusts the thermostat, resulting in fever.  Fever is the body’s way to fight infection. However, it is not just caused by infections alone.  Viral infections often cause fevers that lasts for about a week.

  • How high a fever is does not indicate the severity of the illness that is causing the fever.
  • Over-wrapping and a generally hot environment can cause the body temperature of a child to be slightly above normal.

Medicine

  • Symptomatic treatment with paracetamol and other anti-fever medicines may only temporarily suppress the fever.
  • Antibiotics are of no use in viral fevers.
  • Aspirin should not be given to children.

Things Parents can do

  1. TEPID SPONGING may help if the temperature is more than 39.5°C. Use tap or lukewarm water to sponge.
    • Remove clothings, cover the child with towel sponge and dry his face.
    • Apply the cool compress to forehead, nape of neck, armpits and groin.
    • Proceed to sponge body starting with the front then to the back.
    • Generally you should not sponge a child for more than 30 minutes at a stretch. Stop sponging when shivering occurs, or when the child turns blue or is mottled. When your child shivers, cover him up and wait a while before resuming sponging.
  2. Encourage your child to take plenty of fluids
  3. Dress your child in light clothings to allow heat exchange.

Keep the room environment cool and well-ventilated to allow the ambient temperature to help bring the fever down.

Read more at KK Hospital’s Child Health pages kkh.com.sg/HealthPedia/Pages/ChildhoodIllnessesFever.aspx  Pediatricians – Child Specialist Doctors

 

Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement is surgery for people with severe knee damage. Knee replacement can relieve pain and allow you to be more active. Your doctor may recommend it if you have knee pain and medicine and other treatments are not helping you anymore.

When you have a total knee replacement, the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of your knee joint and replaces them with a man-made surface of metal and plastic. In a partial knee replacement, the surgeon only replaces one part of your knee joint. The surgery can cause scarring, blood clots and, rarely, infections. After a knee replacement, you will no longer be able to do certain activities, such as jogging and high-impact sports.

The knee is the largest joint in the body and having healthy knees is required to perform most everyday activities.The knee is made up of the lower end of the thighbone (femur), the upper end of the shinbone (tibia), and the kneecap (patella). The ends of these three bones where they touch are covered with articular cartilage, a smooth substance that protects the bones and enables them to move easily.The menisci are located between the femur and tibia. These C-shaped wedges act as “shock absorbers” that cushion the joint.
Large ligaments hold the femur and tibia together and provide stability. The long thigh muscles give the knee strength.All remaining surfaces of the knee are covered by a thin lining called the synovial membrane. This membrane releases a fluid that lubricates the cartilage, reducing friction to nearly zero in a healthy knee.Normally, all of these components work in harmony. But disease or injury can disrupt this harmony, resulting in pain, muscle weakness, and reduced function.

A knee replacement (also called knee arthroplasty) might be more accurately termed a knee “resurfacing” because only the surface of the bones are actually replaced.

There are four basic steps to a knee replacement procedure.

  • Prepare the bone. The damaged cartilage surfaces at the ends of the femur and tibia are removed along with a small amount of underlying bone.
  • Position the metal implants. The removed cartilage and bone is replaced with metal components that recreate the surface of the joint. These metal parts may be cemented or “press-fit” into the bone.
  • Resurface the patella. The undersurface of the patella (kneecap) is cut and resurfaced with a plastic button. Some surgeons do not resurface the patella, depending upon the case.

Insert a spacer. A medical-grade plastic spacer is inserted between the metal components to create a smooth gliding surface.

Youtube video of knee surgery animation: Video 1  Video 2

Related: www.doctors.com.sg/orthopedic-bone-specialist.html

 

Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital costs for knee replacement surgery are listed below.  Please check with your hospital if the knee replacement surgery cost include hospital charges.

Hospital

Volume

Average Length Of Stay (days)

50th Percentile Cost ($)

90th Percentile Cost ($)

Gleneagles Hospital

57

5.1

22,355

31,843

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

47

5.2

27,102

41,011


If you or your loved one has suffered a stroke and wish to join a stroke support group in Singapore, check out these links:

Singapore National Stroke Association
26 Dunearn Road
Singapore 309423
Telephone: (65) 6358 4138
Facsimile: (65) 6358 4139
www.snsa.org.sg


Singapore Epilepsy Foundation
149 Rochor Road
#04-07 Fu Lu Shou Complex
Singapore 188425
Telephone: (65) 6479 8611
Facsmile: (65) 6473 2327
Website: 
www.epilepsy.com.sg


Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore)
9 Bishan Place #06-01
Junction 8

Singapore 579837
Telephone: (65) 6259 6933
Facsmile: (65) 6259 6911
Website: 
www.mdas.org.sg
Related: doctors.com.sg/medical/health/symptoms-of-a-stroke/

Symptoms of a stroke may include:

  • Sudden loss of coordination or problems with balance
  • Paralysis of a leg, arm or one side of the face
  • Trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Numbness, weakness or dizziness
  • Eye or vision problems, such as blurred or double vision
  • Severe, sudden headache without apparent cause

There are two main types of strokes:

  • Ischemic Stroke — This type of stroke accounts for the majority of stroke cases. When the blood supply to a part of the brain becomes blocked, it prevents oxygen and nutrients from reaching brain cells. Within a few minutes, these cells may begin to die. The underlying cause for this type of obstruction is usually atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque or fatty deposits within the wall of the arteries in the brain and neck can lead to obstruction or narrowing. These fatty deposits can cause cerebral thrombosis or cerebral embolism. With a cerebral thrombosis, a blood clot forms within the blood vessel. Cerebral embolisms are clots that can form at another location in the circulatory system, break loose from an artery wall or from the inside lining of the heart, travel through the brain’s blood vessels and can lodge in an artery in the brain.
  • Hermorrhagic Stroke — With hemorrhagic stroke a blood vessel within the brain leaks or ruptures and bleeds into the surrounding brain tissue.  The blood can accumulate and exert pressure on the surrounding tissue. High blood pressure is a common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage. In a subarachnoid hemorrhage, blood leaks under the lining of the brain. This is often caused by a small bubble on an artery known as an aneurysm.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of stroke, it is best go to a doctor or hospital immediately by dialing 995 for emergency ambulance.  Time is of the essence and sift medical attention may make a difference to the treatment.

How to deal with a medical emergency:
http://www.doctors.com.sg/medical-singapore.html

http://www.doctors.com.sg/24-hour-clinics.html

 


March 20, 2012 — Almost 9.2 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2011, and Americans spent nearly $10 billion on cosmetic procedures last year.

These are some of the key findings in the new statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Cosmetic surgical procedures increased almost 1% since 2010, while minimally invasive procedures decreased almost 2% in the same time period.

This is the 15th year the ASAPS has tracked plastic surgery. Since 1997, cosmetic procedures have increased 197% for men and women combined — and there have been some changes over the years.

“Surgery seems to be slowly coming back,” says ASAPS President Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD. He is a professor and vice chairman of the department of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Noninvasive procedures such as injectables do have a role, but individuals are looking for more durable results, says Kenkel.

One of the reasons that the numbers are creeping up is that people need to stay in the work force longer, which means that they must compete with their younger counterparts for the same jobs, he says.

Liposuction topped the list of most popular plastic surgeries in 2011, and injections of botulinum toxin type A (including Botox and Dysport) ranked as the top nonsurgical procedures, the new statistics show.

Top Surgical Procedures

According to the new statistics, the top five surgical procedures in 2011 were:

  • Liposuction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Breast lift

Fully two-thirds of women opting for breast augmentation with implants chose silicone-filled breast implants in 2011. Kenkel says this shows that women and plastic surgeons are becoming more comfortable with the safety of these implants.

Due to safety concerns, there was a 14-year ban on the use of silicone breast implants. This ban was lifted in 2006. In a further nod confirming the safety of these implants, the FDA recently approved a new silicone-gel breast implant from Sientra, making it the third company to market these implants in the U.S.

Top Nonsurgical Procedures

In 2011, the top five minimally invasive procedures were:

  • Botulinum toxin type A
  • Hyaluronic acid-based fillers (for treatment of wrinkles)
  • Laser hair removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments (for treatment of skin redness and uneven skin tone)

Women had almost 8.4 million cosmetic procedures in 2011, and men had almost 800,000. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased over 121% from 1997, which was the year that ASAPS first started tracking these statistics.

The new statistics were based on questionnaires sent to dermatologists, otolaryngologists, and plastic surgeons. More than 1,100 doctors returned the questionnaires. The final sample included responses from 420 plastic surgeons, 384 dermatologists, and 211 otolaryngologists.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
Source: webmd.com

Related: doctors.com.sg/cosmetic-surgery.html

Early-stage cervical cancer patients can now conceive

31-May-2012 (Thu) Mind your Body, The Straits Times

radical-trachelectomy

New surgery that preserves the womb is among advances in treating early cervical cancer. Mind Your Body looks at this method during Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

A year after tying the knot, primary school teacher Zhao Shuang and her husband were ready to be parents.

When she still was not pregnant after six months, she went to a doctor to find out why.

The 28-year-old Singapore permanent resident from China then had her first Pap smear, a screening test which has been credited for reducing the incidence of cervical cancer.

It turned out to be “one piece of bad news after another”, said Ms Zhao in Mandarin.

Her test result was abnormal, prompting a biopsy which involved analysing a sample of the cervical tissue. This confirmed she had cancer of the cervix, which is the neck of the womb.

Ms Zhao held on to the lifeline that her illness had been found very early – and that it had recently become possible to have surgery that would remove the cancer while preserving her womb. This gave her hope of still having a child.

The operation, known as radical trachelectomy (see graphic), removes the cancerous cervix, the tissue around it and part of the vagina, but keeps the womb intact.

The cut portion of the womb is closed, leaving an opening for menstruation, and what is left of the vagina is attached to this opening.

The pelvic lymph nodes, which produce lymphocytes that help defend the body against harmful foreign bodies, are also removed, in case the cancer cells have spread to them.

Ms Zhao, who had the operation last month, recalled how her parents and husband were anxious for her to get well.

She said: “They wanted me to remove my womb to be on the safe side, but I want so badly to have a baby to complete the family.”

She heaved a sigh of relief when she began menstruating this month but will put off baby-making plans for a year, following her doctor’s advice.

The operation is carried out either through the abdomen (abdominal radical trachelectomy), or through the vagina (vaginal radical trachelectomy).

The vaginal radical trachelectomy was developed by Professor Daniel Dargent in 1986 and first introduced in France to spare patients with cervical cancer their fertility.

The same procedure, done through the abdomen, was started in 1997 by an international group.

In six overseas studies on 147 women who had abdominal radical trachelectomy, 32 women conceived afterwards, leading to 20 live births.

It is estimated that about 1,000 women in the world have had such fertility-sparing surgery.

In Singapore, 10 women have undergone the procedure. The first operation was done in 2002 and the rest in the last two years. They were carried out by six doctors, at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), National University Hospital Women’s Centre, Thomson Women Cancer Centre and Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre.

All of the women were under the age of 40 and childless at the time of the procedure. It is not known if any have given birth.

NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL PATIENTS 

The number of patients who have gone through the procedure overseas and here is relatively small partly because it is suitable only for women with early cervical cancer, doctors said.

Furthermore, some women who are suitable for it choose the more established method of having the entire womb removed, because they want to err on the side of caution, do not intend to have children or have completed their family.

Doctors said only patients whose tumour is smaller than 2cm can opt for this procedure.

At the same time, the cancer should also be confined to the cervix and should not have spread to nearby lymph nodes or distant sites, they added.

If it meets these criteria, the cancer is less likely to have spread to surrounding tissue, said Dr Timothy Lim, a consultant at the department of gynaecological oncology at KKH.

At KKH, five to 10 women a year among the 100 to 150 who get cervical cancer will be suitable for the procedure, he estimated.

Patients with precancerous cells or the earliest stages of cervical cancer – when the tumour size and spread are smaller than that suitable for radical trachelectomy – have three other less invasive options.

They can have the abnormal tissues removed through a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop, by a knife or by a laser, all of which preserve fertility.

These procedures are not effective for patients whose cancer fits the criteria for radical trachelectomy.

Without this latest procedure, such patients would have had to undergo a procedure to remove the entire womb, called radical hysterectomy.

This involves taking out the uterus and fallopian tubes and perhaps even the ovaries.

When a woman loses her childbearing potential, it increases the frequency of depression, stress and sexual dysfunction, The Lancet reported in July 2010.

SAME CANCER RELAPSE RISK

Now, studies have shown that the less radical surgery to preserve the uterus does not increase a patient’s risk of cancer recurrence.

For example, a study on 257 patients published in 2007 in Gynecologic Oncology showed that 5.2per cent of early cervical cancer patients suffered from a relapse after vaginal radical trachelectomy, less than the 8.5 per cent who did so after radical hysterectomy.

Overseas studies have also shown that relapse rates for both types of trachelectomy are similar, DrLim said.

The costs of radical hysterectomy and abdominal radical trachelectomy are similar. At KKH, the total bill for the procedure and the hospital stay of four to seven days ranges between $17,000 and $21,000 for private patients.

However, patients must also realise that any future pregnancy they have would be risky.

Dr Lisa Wong, a gynaecological oncologist at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, said women who have had trachelectomy have a higher risk of miscarriage and pre-term delivery, which occurs before 37 weeks of pregnancy.

After radical trachelectomy, a woman will be able to have normal sexual intercourse but will need to give birth by caesarean section.

A caesarean section is done differently for such women, said Dr Chew Ghee Kheng, a senior consultant at the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Singapore General Hospital.

She said a cut would be made near the top of the uterus to deliver the baby, instead of at the usual spot at the bottom of the uterus near the cervix. This could lead to more bleeding and the patient may require a blood transfusion.

Also, without the cervix, which forms a protective barrier against bacteria in the vagina, both mother and child are at higher risk of acquiring infections, Dr Chew said.

Patients should be mentally prepared that they may need to use assisted reproductive methods, said Dr Tay Eng Hoen, the medical director of Thomson Women Cancer Centre.

Without the cervix, there is no cervical mucus to facilitate the transfer of the sperm to the uterus and into the fallopian tubes for fertilisation, he said. This may make it harder for the women to conceive naturally after treatment.

Most patients’ focus would be on survival and preventing a relapse. But patients should know that undergoing fertility-sparing surgery is “not the end of the story for conception”, Dr Tay said.

IN SINGAPORE, 10 WOMEN HAVE UNDERGONE RADICAL TRACHELECTOMY WHICH PRESERVES FERTILITY

Fewer women here are developing cervical cancer and dying of it, probably because more are being screened for it.

Cells in the cervix (the lower end of the womb), can become abnormal. If left untreated, they can either recover spontaneously or turn cancerous.

A primary cause of cervical cancer is chronic infection by the human papillomavirus, spread through genital contact, often during sex.

But if precancerous cells are detected before they turn cancerous, they can be removed and cancer can be prevented, doctors said.

The Singapore Cancer Registry showed that cervical cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women between 2006 and 2010, down from the sixth in the preceding five years.

Cervical cancer hit 7.5 out of every 100,000 women a year between 2006 and 2010, down from 8.8 out of every 100,000 women each year between 2002 and 2006.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Health said the number of newly diagnosed cervical cancer cases decreased from 415 between 2003 and 2004, to 374 between 2009 and 2010.

An information paper on cervical cancer, released last May by the ministry’s National Registry of Diseases Office, noted that “the decline in incidence of cervical cancer locally could be explained by the increase in awareness and uptake of Pap smear tests over time”.

The ministry recommends all women aged between 25 and 69 who have had sex to go for the Pap smear – in which cells are collected from the surface of the cervix and checked for abnormalities in a laboratory – once every three years.

Surveys by the ministry showed that the proportion of women in this age group who were aware of the Pap smear grew from 69.3 per cent in 2001 to 87.1 per cent in 2010.

Correspondingly, the proportion who had a Pap smear rose from 58.1 per cent in 2001 to 71.3per cent in 2010.

The declining incidence of cervical cancer is also observed in countries in the Western part of the world, where there are “well-developed screening programmes”, the paper noted.

Here, a national screening programme called CervicalScreen Singapore, which sends reminders to women to go for the test, was set up in 2004.

Dr Quek Swee Chong, medical director of Parkway Gynaecology Screening & Treatment Centre at Gleneagles Hospital, said the rise in screening rate does not fully explain the drop in cancer incidence.

He said that as the population becomes more educated, more people become aware of how to cut their risk of developing cervical cancer, for example, by not having multiple sexual partners.

Even if regular screening does not manage to prevent the cancer from developing, it can help detect the cancer in its early stage, which often has no symptoms. Some of the symptoms of cervical cancer include vaginal bleeding after sex, in between periods or after menopause.

Doctors noted that with more women going for screening, more cases of cervical cancer are being detected at a precancerous or early stage, which improves the chances of survival.

A large proportion of patients at public hospitals here are being diagnosed when their cervical cancer is at stage one, where it is confined to the cervix and the cure rate is beyond 80 per cent.

Half the cases between 2007 and last year at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital were in this stage, as were 43.7 per cent of those between 2005 and 2009 at National University Hospital.

More cervical cancer patients are living beyond five years after their diagnosis – often seen as equivalent to being cured.

The proportion who beat this mark rose from 47.8 per cent between 1973 and 1977, to 66.6per cent between 2003 and 2007, the information paper noted. It attributed this improvement to the detection of cancer at earlier stages through screening and more efficacious cancer treatment

SINGAPORE: A more accurate imaging technique, known as F-Fluorocholine PET/CT, is now available to help doctors detect prostate cancer earlier.

The new technique uses PET/CT imaging with a compound called choline, that has been around for about a decade.

Choline helps doctors detect areas that suggest the presence of cancer and is injected into a patient’s vein just minutes before the scanning starts, as it works for only a short time.

Images of the prostate area will then be taken, followed by a body scan from the head to the thighs, to look for prostate cancer cells.

The new technique, which takes about 40 minutes, is currently available in Singapore only at the Singapore General Hospital.

It was introduced in August 2011 and close to 50 patients have undergone the new scan.

Dr Andrew Tan, Associate Consultant at SGH’s Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, said the new imaging technique fills in the gap to help diagnostic treatment.

Conventionally, prostate cancer is detected through a physical examination and a blood test to detect elevated Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.

Doctors then recommend a biopsy of the prostate if the tests indicate the presence of cancer.

From there, doctors will use the various findings to determine how far the cancer has spread.

With the new scan, Dr Tan said they are now able to detect microscopic areas of cancer.

This enhances the staging process, which helps in treating prostate cancer.

Dr Tan added that worldwide, 1,000 patients have undergone the new scan and no side effects are known.

Still, the new technique has its drawbacks.

Such a scan will set the patient back by S$2,600 a pop.

And as it’s operator-dependent, the scan is not able to detect about 10-15 per cent of the cases and may show false-positives or false-negatives.

Dr Tan also said that only two groups of patients need such specific scans.

The first – patients who’ve undergone treatment and a recurrence is suspected.

The other – those with high risks of disease spread to other parts of the body.

Prostate cancer is the third most common cancer among Singapore men and four in 100 patients die from the disease.

More than 500 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year.

The exact cause of prostate cancer is unknown but men who are over the age of 55, with a high animal fat and red meat diet, are more susceptible.

Common symptoms include urinary difficulties, frequent lower back or hips pain, and blood in the urine.

– CNA/ck

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1205525/1/.html

Singapore hospital designs ME patient rooms
Dubai: Thu, 07 Jun 2012

Singapore’s Raffles Hospital has designed a new class of private rooms with the culture-specific needs of Middle Eastern patients in mind, providing a more pleasant healing process while receiving quality medical care.

Gulf patients are offered a home away from home at Singapore’s Raffles Hospital, a statement from announced Singapore tourism officials.

Mohamed Hafez Marican, area director for the Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “Raffles Hospital has taken a very proactive approach to enhancing services for international patients, specifically those from the GCC and Middle East.”

“This patient-centric initiative conveys Singapore’s commitment to providing quality healthcare within a world-class tourism destination,” he said.

Each of the new rooms provide Middle Eastern and Gulf in-patients with a multitude of amenities which aim to aid the patients’ recovery more quickly and with peace of mind.

It includes a Qibla, Quran, and prayer mats; Arabic-language media and entertainment; extra living space for family members and visitors; and a menu offering a variety of Halal Arabic cuisine, the statement said.

The hospital also offers Arabic-language concierge services for patients and their families, including translation services, appointments, and airport pick-ups and transfers. All services are conducted by both male and female Arab doctors and staff. – TradeArabia News Service

When your child’s weight is at stake

Experts sound alarm that overly chubby infants may have health issues in future

by Ashley Chia

 

SINGAPORE – The myth of raising children to be plump and cuddly may not be as rife as before, even though there is a handful here who still have the misconception.

This fallacy, coupled with other factors such as children leading more sedentary lives and their diet, is increasing the risk of them becoming obese or contracting diabetes, heart disease and sleep apnoea. Type 2 diabetes mellitus now accounts for up to a third of all childhood diabetes in Singapore, while about 8 per cent of children entering Primary 1 are overweight, according to data from the Health Promotion Board (HPB).

A 33-year-old parent, who wanted to be known as Hana, is far from worried about the potential health risks, even though her seven-year-old son – who stands at 1.2m tall and weighs 35kg – is considered overweight. “He’s been quite chubby since he was a baby and I’m sure he will lose the weight as he grows older,” she said.

But parents should not bank on the idea that their children will shed the extra weight during adolescence, said Mr Derrick Ong, Director of nutrition consultancy Eat Right. They should instead rely on a healthy, well-balanced diet and an active lifestyle, he added.

“A chubby baby may grow into an overweight child and eventually an overweight adult, which would increase the risk of them developing metabolic diseases like diabetes and heart diseases,” Mr Ong said.

Excessive feeding at a young age is also a contributing factor as this could result in excessive weight gain early in life, said National University Hospital dietician Charlotte Lin.

Although choice of food and lack of activity are largely responsible for the rise in numbers, there is growing evidence that chronic diseases in adulthood such as obesity and diabetes may have been “programmed” during the foetal and early stages of growth and development, said HPB chief executive officer Ang Hak Seng.

“What worries me is that some expectant mothers overeat because they have the misconception that they must eat for two, or that it is healthy to have a big and fat baby. Such misconceptions are unhealthy,” he added.

When it comes to pregnant women overindulging, Dr Tan Eng Loy, Associate Consultant at the Singapore General Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, suggested there could be a “possible psychological component” to such behaviour.

“Pregnant women often behave the way they have been taught culturally to behave, giving in to unhealthy and irrational eating habits, believing subconsciously that such behaviour can be justified in pregnancy,” he said.

Only an additional 300 kilocalories (kcals) a day is required for pregnant women, which is not much, considering the average women consumes about 1,700kcal, said Dr Tan , a consultant at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

To ensure a healthy pregnancy, it is not recommended for expectant mothers to count their calories but rather to maintain a balanced diet, which will enable them to gain the 10kg to 12kg of weight necessary for pregnancy, Dr Tan said.

URL  www.todayonline.com/Focus/Health/EDC120620-0000010/When-your-childs-weight-is-at-stake

Private Hospitals in Singapore

  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital – Orchard Road
  • Gleneagles Hospital – Napier Road
  • Parkway East (East Shore) Hospital – Joo Chiat Road
  • Westpoint Hospital – Jurong
  • Raffles Hospital – North Bridge Road
  • Mount Alvernia – Marymount Road
  • Thomson Medical Centre – Thomson Road (Obstetrics & Gynecology Only)  

A Straits Times healthcare article recently reported that private hospitals in Singapore charges are twice as costly as those in public hospitals.  Mount Elizabeth Hospital’s median bill for breast lump removal was quoted to be $5044 while that in changi General Hospital was $2397.  Prof Euston Quah, an economist at the Nanyang Technological University felt that the large number of women who still chose to go to private hospitals depsite the costs biols down to the perception that private hospitals give better care, shorter waiting times, and dispense more expensive drugs.  He thinks that many people treat their health as a very important aspect of life and are willing to pay a premium.

List of private hospitals in Singapore:
doctors.com.sg/medical/hospitals-singapore/private-hospitals-in-singapore-list/

 

Singapore ratifies ILO framework for occupational health and safety

Updated 07:41 PM Jun 11, 2012

SINGAPORE – Singapore has ratified the International Labour Organisation’s promotional framework for occupational safety and health (OSH) convention.

Minister of State for Manpower and National Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, said the ratification will cement Singapore’s commitment to continually improve OSH outcomes for all workplaces and encourage further work to achieve the national vision.

Speaking at the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland today, Mr Tan said since the reform of the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) framework in 2005, Singapore has made significant progress on this front.

He said the enactment of the WSH Act has perpetuated regulatory reforms, as well as greater industry ownership of such outcomes in areas including industry capability building and standards setting.

Mr Tan added this has effectively brought down Singapore’s fatality rate significantly from 4.9 fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2004, to 2.3 fatalities per 100,000 workers last year.

Elaborating on Singapore’s commitment in ratifying the convention, Mr Ho Siong Hin, Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health from the Manpower Ministry, stressed that prior to this ratification, Singapore had already launched a comprehensive national WSH Strategy 2018.

Mr Ho said it outlines a strategic and long-term approach to achieve sustained and continuous improvement in WSH standards.

And this new ratification will align the country’s efforts closer with international labour standards.

This year’s theme at the conference is “Building a future with decent work” and Mr Tan said it is a good reminder to all countries that creating meaningful employment is key to a sustainable cycle of economic growth, increasing standard of living, and socio-political stability.

Singapore is the 23rd ILO member state to ratify this convention.

Other member states that have ratified the convention include Germany, Finland, United Kingdom and Sweden. CHANNEL NEWSASIA

URL http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC120611-0000123/Spore-ratifies-ILO-framework-for-occupational-health-and-safety

Related: http://doctors.com.sg/medical/hospitals-singapore/designated-factory-doctor-designated-workplace-doctor/

How is cancer diagnosed?

A variety of tests is needed tp diagnose cancer. A patient usually requires a thorough history and physical examination along with diagnostic testing. Many tests are needed to determine whether a person has cancer, or if another condition (such as an infection) is mimicking the symptoms of cancer.

Diagnostic testing is used to confirm or eliminate the presence of disease, and to plan for and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. Sometimes it is necessary to repeat testing when a person’s condition has changed, if a sample collected was not of good quality, or an abnormal test result needs to be confirmed.

Diagnostic procedures for cancer may include imaging, laboratory tests (including tests for tumor markers), tumor biopsy, endoscopic examination, surgery, or genetic testing.

What are the different types of laboratory tests?

Clinical chemistry uses chemical processes to measure levels of chemical components in body fluids and tissues. The most common specimens used in clinical chemistry are blood and urine.

Many different tests exist to detect and measure almost any type of chemical component in blood or urine. Components may include blood glucose, electrolytes, enzymes, hormones, lipids (fats), other metabolic substances, and proteins.

The following are some of the more common laboratory tests:

  • blood tests
    A variety of blood tests are used to check the levels of substances in the blood that indicate how healthy the body is and whether infection is present. For example, blood tests revealing elevated levels of waste products, such as creatinine or blood urea nitrogen (BUN), indicate that the kidneys are not working efficiently to filter those substances out. Other tests check the presence of electrolytes – chemical compounds such as sodium and potassium that are critical to the body’s healthy functioning. Coagulation studies determine how quickly the blood clots.A complete blood count (CBC) measures the size, number, and maturity of the different blood cells in a specific volume of blood. This is one of the most common tests performed. Red blood cells are important for carrying oxygen and fighting anemia and fatigue; the hemoglobin portion of the CBC measures the oxygen carrying capacity of the red blood cells while the hematocrit measures the percentage of red blood cells in the blood. White blood cells fight infection. Increased numbers of white blood cells, therefore, may indicate the presence of an infection. Platelets prevent the body from bleeding and bruising easily.
  • urinalysis
    Urinalysis breaks down the components of urine to check for the presence of drugs, blood, protein, and other substances. Blood in the urine (hematuria) may be the result of a benign (noncancerous) condition, but it can also indicate an infection or other problem. High levels of protein in the urine (proteinuria) may indicate a kidney or cardiovascular problem.

tumor markers
Tumor markers are substances either released by cancer cells into the blood or urine or substances created by the body in response to cancer cells. Tumor markers are used to evaluate how well a patient has responded to treatment and to check for tumor recurrence.

Related: Health Screening    doctors.com.sg/mammogram-singapore.html

 

 


If you are holding travel documents from the following countries, you will require a sponsor who is either a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident.

• Afghanistan
• Egypt
• Jordan
• Morocco
• Somalia
• Tunisia
• Algeria
• Iran
• Lebanon
• Pakistan
• Sudan
• Yemen
• Bangladesh
• Iraq
• Libya
• Saudi Arabia
• Syria
• Holders of Palestinian Authority Passport, Temporary Passport issued by the United Arab Emirates and Refugee Travel Document issued by Middle-East countries.

 

 

You are required to fulfill all of the following conditions for submission of application online via the ICA portal  e-XTEND service.

  • You have not previously sought/obtained an extension of stay on this trip
  • You wish to extend your stay for not more than 89 days from the date of entry into Singapore

Your Visit Pass has a remaining validity of not less than days, excluding Sunday and Public Holiday(s)

ICA is located at:

Visitor Services Centre
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
4th Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
Singapore 208718

The nearest underground train station is Lavender (distance 10 meters).

If you need more information you can visit their website at www.ica.gov.sg .

Hotels near Gleneagles Hospital Singapore are listed for patients visiting Gleneagles Hospital at Napier Road.  The hospital is located right next to the Singapore Botanics Gardens and opposite the American Embassy.
Traders Hotel Singapore, by Shangri-la
1A Cuscaden Road – 249716

The Regent Singapore – A Four Seasons Hotel
1 Cuscaden Road – 249715

 

St Regis Singapore
29 Tanglin Road – 247911

 

Relc International Hotel Singapore
30 Orange Grove Road 258352

 

Orchard Parade – A Far East Hotel
1 Tanglin Rd – 24790

 

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

22 Orange Grove Road – 238350

Hilton Singapore
581 Orchard Road – 238883

 

Four Seasons Singapore
190 Orchard Boulevard – 248646

 

 

Gleneagles Hospital Singapore – Directory

 

 

 

 

Holiday Inn Express
20 Bideford Road, S(229921)

Grand Hyatt Singapore
12, Scotts Road, S(228212)

York Hotel
21, Mount Elizabeth, S(228516)

Marriott Hotel
320, Orchard Road S(238865)

Grand Park Orchard
270, Orchard Road S(238857)

Grand Hyatt Singapore
10, Scotts Road S(228211)

The Elizabeth Hotel
24, Mount Elizabeth S(228518)

Mandarin Orchard
333, Orchard Road S(238867)

doctors.com.sg/mount-elizabeth-hospital.html

A DFD or DWD as defined by the Ministry of Manpower and the Workplace Safety Framework

  • Basic Medical Qualification which complies with the requirements of the Medical Registration Act (Cap 174) e.g. MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
  • Medical Registration Certificate (Full Registration or Conditional Registration) issued by Singapore Medical Council.
  • Practising Certificate (Full Registration or Conditional Registration) issued by Singapore Medical Council.

For All Hazards

  • Postgraduate Occupational Health Qualification e.g. M Med (OM), Graduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (GDOM).

For Compressed Air Environment Hazard Only

  • Hyperbaric or Underwater Medicine qualification e.g. NUMOC (Naval and Undersea Medical Officer Course)

The list of such approved designated factory or workplace doctors is here: http://www.mom.gov.sg/Documents/safety-health/Designated%20Workplace%20Doctors.pdf

 

What is CHAS ?

You might have watched the commercial on TV recently aabout CHAS or the Community Health Assist Scheme.

It provides affordable healthcare for needy elderly and disabled Singaporeans. Needy patients can receive subsidised treatment at General Practitioners (GPs) and dental clinics near their homes

The list of participating clinics for this scheme is here: http://www.moh.gov.sg/content/dam/moh_web/Healthcare_Financing/Primary_Care_Partnership_Scheme/Enquiries-Downloads/14102011%20Medical.pdf

ACEGEN LABORATORIES PTE LTD

ADDRESS18 BOON LAY WAY
TRADEHUB 21 #10 – 108
Singapore 609966
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FAX68520331

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ALJUNIED X-RAY CENTRE

ADDRESS78 LORONG 25A GEYLANG ROAD
Singapore 388259
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TEL68484624

FAX67430715

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ALLERGY LABORATORY PTE LTD

ADDRESS19 TANGLIN ROAD
TANGLIN SHOPPING CENTRE #04 – 16
Singapore 247909
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TEL62357522

FAX62355136

LAB TYPEClinical

ALS TECHNICHEM (S) PTE LTD

ADDRESS14 LITTLE ROAD
TROPICAL INDUSTRIAL BUILDING #04 – 01
Singapore 536987
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TEL62839268

FAX62839689

LAB TYPEClinical

ANALYTICAL TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY, ILLICIT DRUGS & TOXICOLOGY DIVISION, APPLIED SCIENCES GROUP, HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY

ADDRESS11 OUTRAM ROAD
Singapore 169078
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TEL62130740

FAX62130847

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ANG MO KIO X-RAY CLINIC & LABORATORY

ADDRESS422 ANG MO KIO AVE 3
(GROUND & SECOND LEVEL) & #01-2518 (GROUND LEVEL) #01 – 2516
Singapore 560422
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TEL64599806

FAX65530056

LAB TYPEXray

ANORECTAL PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY & ANORECTAL ULTRASOUND

ADDRESS7 OUTRAM ROAD
SINGAPORE GENERAL HOSPITAL #07 – A17 & A11
Singapore 169608
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TEL63213616

FAX63265432

LAB TYPEClinical

ASIA HEALTHPARTNERS PTE LTD (IMAGING)

ADDRESS– 304 ORCHARD ROAD
LUCKY PLAZA #05 – 06
Singapore 238863
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TEL62357888

FAX68874016

LAB TYPEXray

BEDOK X-RAY CENTRE

ADDRESS214 BEDOK NORTH STREET 1
#01 – 165
Singapore 460214
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TEL62458842

FAX64916597

LAB TYPEXray

BLOOD SERVICES GROUP (CLINICAL LABORATORY)

ADDRESS11 OUTRAM ROAD
Singapore 169078
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TEL62130600

FAX62238682

BOSTON IMAGING (RADIOLOGY) & DIAGNOSTIC PTE LTD

ADDRESS101 TOWNER ROAD
(LOWER & UPPER FLOOR) #01 – 200
Singapore 322101
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TEL62929607

FAX62920617

LAB TYPEXray

CAIRNHILL X-RAY AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTER

ADDRESS290 ORCHARD ROAD
PARAGON #15 – 04
Singapore 238859
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TEL62383610

FAX65530056

LAB TYPEXray

CENTRE FOR MEDICAL IMAGING

ADDRESS290 ORCHARD ROAD
PARAGON #09 – 23 TO 27
Singapore 238859
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TEL68818000

FAX68365705

LAB TYPEXray

CLEARSTONE CENTRAL LABORATORIES

ADDRESS33 MARSILING INDUSTRIAL ESTATE ROAD 3
#03 – 06
Singapore 739256
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TEL65014000

FAX62679813

LAB TYPEClinical

CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES LABORATORY

ADDRESS27 MEDICAL DRIVE
DMERI@DSO #13 – 00
Singapore 117510
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TEL64857269

FAX64857262

COMPLEX MEDICAL CENTRE – X-RAY CENTRE

ADDRESS982A UPPER CHANGI ROAD NORTH
Singapore 506978
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TEL65467392

FAX65423908

LAB TYPEXray

CORDLIFE GROUP LIMITED

ADDRESS61 SCIENCE PARK ROAD
THE GALEN, SINGAPORE SCIENCE PARK II #05 – 16/17/18
Singapore 117525
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TEL62380808

FAX62381108

LAB TYPEClinical

COVANCE (ASIA) PTE LTD. (COVANCE CENTRAL LABORATORY SERVICES (SINGAPORE))

ADDRESS1 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PARK
THE SYNERGY #05 – 12A/12B/13
Singapore 609917
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TEL65677333

FAX65649212

LAB TYPEClinical

COVANCE (ASIA) PTE LTD. (COVANCE CENTRAL LABORATORY SERVICES (SINGAPORE))

ADDRESS1 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PARK
THE SYNERGY #04 – 14A/14B/15
Singapore 609917
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TEL65677333

FAX65649212

LAB TYPEClinical

DNA PROFILING LABORATORY, BIOLOGY DIVISION, APPLIED SCIENCES GROUP, HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY

ADDRESS11 OUTRAM ROAD
Singapore 169078
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TEL62130779

DRS. LIM, HOE & WONG RADIOLOGY PTE LTD

ADDRESS1 GRANGE ROAD
ORCHARD BUILDING #10 – 02/04/06
Singapore 239693
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TEL67373311

FAX67381159

LAB TYPEXray

DRS. LIM, HOE & WONG RADIOLOGY PTE LTD

ADDRESS1 JURONG WEST CENTRAL 2
JURONG POINT SHOPPING CENTRE #B1A – 19C
Singapore 648886
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TEL67926119

FAX67921170

LAB TYPEXray

E – HEALTH X-RAY @ GEYLANG BAHRU

ADDRESS57 GEYLANG BAHRU
#01 – 3505
Singapore 330057
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TEL63872430

FAX62341262

LAB TYPEXray

ECM X-RAY CENTRE PTE LTD

ADDRESS260 SIMS AVENUE
ECM BUILDING #01 – 01
Singapore 387604
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TEL67491211

FAX68427060

LAB TYPEXray

EHI DIAGNOSTICS

ADDRESS11 BIOPOLIS WAY
HELIOS #04 – 03/04
Singapore 138667
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TEL65710470

FAX67772275

 

EHI DIAGNOSTICS

ADDRESS11 BIOPOLIS WAY
HELIOS BLOCK #06 – 05 to 08
Singapore 138667
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TEL67719108

FAX67778029

LAB TYPEClinical

EUROFINS MEDINET PTE LTD

ADDRESS1 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PARK
THE SYNERGY #01 – 16
Singapore 609917
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TEL65623858

FAX65623086

LAB TYPEClinical

EXPRESS X-RAY DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE (BEDOK) PTE LTD

ADDRESS551 BEDOK NORTH AVENUE 1
#01 – 542
Singapore 460551
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TEL62422620

FAX62422690

LAB TYPEXray

FARRER PARK X-RAY CLINIC

ADDRESS22 ROBERTS LANE
Singapore 218301
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TEL63922705

FAX63922709

LAB TYPEXray

FORENSIC MEDICINE DIVISION, HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY

ADDRESS11 OUTRAM ROAD
Singapore 169078
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TEL62130647

FAX62250217


 

HEALTHWAY DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE

ADDRESS111 SOMERSET ROAD
TRIPLEONE SOMERSET #05 – 02
Singapore 238164
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TEL67330355

FAX67335951

LAB TYPEXray

HEALTHWAY MEDICAL X-RAY CENTRE

ADDRESS8 SHENTON WAY
#B1 – 23
Singapore 068811
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TEL62275841

FAX62275842

LAB TYPEXray

HOUGANG OPEN MRI CENTER

ADDRESS167 JALAN PELIKAT
PELIKAT MANSIONS
Singapore 537635
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TEL64023564

FAX64916597

LAB TYPEXray

ICON CENTRAL LABORATORIES

ADDRESS30 LOYANG WAY
#02 – 13/14/15
Singapore 508769
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TEL68958270

FAX65420875

LAB TYPEClinical

INNOVATIVE DIAGNOSTICS PTE LTD

ADDRESS15 JALAN KILANG BARAT
FRONTECH CENTRE #05 – 02 to 07
Singapore 159357
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TEL62356955

FAX67338563

INNOVATIVE DIAGNOSTICS PTE LTD

ADDRESS1 ORCHARD BOULEVARD
CAMDEN MEDICAL CENTRE #09 – 06/07
Singapore 248649
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TEL63336640

FAX63336640

LAB TYPEClinical

MEDIPLUS SERVICES PTE LTD

ADDRESS7 TANJONG PAGAR PLAZA
#02 – 103
Singapore 081007
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TEL63872430

FAX62341262

LAB TYPEXray

MEDITEST SWITZERLAND PTE LTD

ADDRESS1 ORCHARD BOULEVARD
CAMDEN MEDICAL CENTRE #10 – 02A
Singapore 248649
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TEL63370089

FAX63375966

LAB TYPEClinical

MW MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS

ADDRESS2 BAYFRONT AVENUE
THE SHOPPES AT MARINA BAY SANDS #01 – 02
Singapore 018972
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TEL62200622

FAX66345534

LAB TYPEXray

NATIONAL SKIN CENTRE CLINICAL LABORATORY

ADDRESS1 MANDALAY RD
Singapore 308205
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TEL63508473

FAX62533225

NEUROMUSCULAR LABORATORY

ADDRESS11 JALAN TAN TOCK SENG

Singapore 308433
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TEL63577153

FAX62564755

LAB TYPEClinical

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – X-RAY, CLEMENTI POLYCLINIC

ADDRESS451 CLEMENTI AVE 3
#02 – 307
Singapore 120451
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TEL67746503

FAX68727141

LAB TYPEXray

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – CLINICAL LABORATORY, ANG MO KIO POLYCLINIC

ADDRESS723 ANG MO KIO AVE 8
#01 – 4136
Singapore 560723
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TEL65531309

FAX67537162

LAB TYPEClinical

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – CLINICAL LABORATORY, ANG MO KIO-THYE HUA KWAN HOSPITAL

ADDRESS17 ANG MO KIO AVE 9
Singapore 569766
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TEL64549606

FAX64542618

LAB TYPEClinical

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – CLINICAL LABORATORY, BUKIT BATOK POLYCLINIC

ADDRESS50 BUKIT BATOK WEST AVE 3
Singapore 659164
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TEL65646740

FAX64966625

 

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – CLINICAL LABORATORY, CLEMENTI POLYCLINIC

ADDRESS451 CLEMENTI AVE 3
#02 – 307
Singapore 120451
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TEL68727110

FAX68727141

LAB TYPEClinical

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – CLINICAL LABORATORY, HOUGANG POLYCLINIC

ADDRESS89 HOUGANG AVE 4
HOUGANG POLYCLINIC
Singapore 538829
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TEL64968094

FAX63864196

LAB TYPEClinical

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – CLINICAL LABORATORY, INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH

ADDRESS10 BUANGKOK VIEW
Singapore 539747
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TEL6389 2980

FAX6389 2982

LAB TYPEClinical

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – CLINICAL LABORATORY, JURONG POLYCLINIC

ADDRESS190 JURONG EAST AVENUE 1
Singapore 609788
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TEL65614284

FAX68961074

LAB TYPEClinical

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – CLINICAL LABORATORY, YISHUN POLYCLINIC

ADDRESS100 YISHUN CENTRAL
Singapore 768826
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TEL67573613

FAX67523895

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – NUS UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE

ADDRESS20 LOWER KENT RIDGE ROAD, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE,
LEVEL 1, UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE
Singapore 119080
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TEL68726529

FAX67783173

LAB TYPEXray

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – X-RAY LABORATORY, ST LUKE’S HOSPITAL

ADDRESS2 BUKIT BATOK ST 11
Singapore 659674
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TEL65632281

FAX65613625

LAB TYPEXray

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – X-RAY, HOUGANG POLYCLINIC

ADDRESS89 HOUGANG AVENUE 4
HOUGANG POLYCLINIC
Singapore 538829
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TEL63865451

FAX63864196

LAB TYPEXray

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – X-RAY, JURONG POLYCLINIC

ADDRESS190 JURONG EAST AVENUE 1
JURONG POLYCLINIC
Singapore 609788
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TEL65614284

FAX65616202

LAB TYPEXray

NHG DIAGNOSTICS – XRAY LABORATORY, ANG MO KIO – THYE HUA KWAN HOSPITAL LTD

ADDRESS17 ANG MO KIO AVENUE 9
Singapore 569766
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TEL6454 8481

FAX6454 2618

PACIFIC HEALTHCARE IMAGING

ADDRESS290 ORCHARD ROAD
PARAGON #07 – 13/13A
Singapore 238859
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American investment guru Jim Rogers sues dentist

 

An American billionaire, a permanent resident here, is suing his dentist over a treatment that has left little for either party to smile about.

Investment guru Jim Rogers, 69, wants a reimbursement of the $48,150 he spent on ceramic enhancements to his teeth recommended by Dr Ernest Rex Tan of Smile Inc Dental – and compensation on top of that.

It is unclear how much compensation is being sought, but Chinese-language daily Lianhe Zaobao reported on Wednesday that the case is to be heard in the High Court, where only claims above $250,000 are dealt with.

Dr Tan, 43, is fighting back, and counter-claiming for defamation.

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_813398.html