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S’poreans react to Health Minister Gan Kim Yong declaring war on diabetes

S’poreans react to Health Minister Gan Kim Yong declaring war on diabetes

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Three thoughts you must have had.

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Health Minister Gan Kim Yong has declared a “war on diabetes” on Wednesday, April 13, in response to a growing number of diabetes patients in Singapore.

He said, “the key to winning the war on diabetes is for all Singaporeans to be engaged in the battle”.

Gan also said: “By working together, we hope to create an environment that makes healthy choices easy, but Singaporeans need to play their part by eating healthily, exercising often, and going for the recommended screenings and follow-ups.”

A new taskforce will be coming up with multi-year battle plans, such as focusing on upstream interventions, promoting a healthier lifestyle and early screening.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “If only he declared war on Hepatitis C previously.”
Qu Yi Yuan, 44-year-old nurse

 

sian-half-uncle “The health minister cannot say Singaporeans are wrecking their own health because Singapore no longer has a blame culture.”
Kua Noh Koon, 63-year-old painkiller distributor

 

happy-bird-girl “When there is no freedom to do other things in Singapore, all people here do is eat and eat.”
Chi Dong Xi, 17-year-old fast food cashier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans react to Minister Tan Chuan-Jin recovering from TB

S’poreans react to Minister Tan Chuan-Jin recovering from TB

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development, was diagnosed in February 2015 with pleural tuberculosis, which infected the area between his lungs and rib cage.

He is reported to have made a full recovery in October.

Apparently, there was very little risk of Tan spreading the disease to people he came into contact with because this otherwise contagious infection was contained within his body.

 

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Why didn’t Straits Times ask if this was a cover up? Why is the public only informed about this now? Where is the timeline?”
Hei Koo, 44-year-old asthma drug importer

 

sian-half-uncle “Voters were not told he had TB during the General Election 2015 in September. Was it a political decision?”
Hu Xi, 62-year-old shoelace maker

 

happy-bird-girl “No wonder his lips so white.”
Zhui Chun, 17-year-old lip balm retailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to Straits Times editor saying sorry to Ministry of Health

S’poreans react to Straits Times editor saying sorry to Ministry of Health

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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The Straits Times editor said sorry to the Ministry of Health on Oct. 20, 2015, and explained that they did not mean to impugn the integrity of public servants:

The Editor replies: It was not the intention of our column to impugn the integrity of public servants. We also did not mean to imply that the Minister for Health was “unofficially” informed beforehand about this matter. We are sorry that our column gave these wrong impressions.

This after ST’s Assistant Political Editor Rachel Chang wrote an article asking questions and suggesting that public officers and medical professionals, in both the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), may have delayed the disclosure of information of a Hepatitis C outbreak to the minister and the public for political reasons.

 

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “ST helped PAP win GE2015 but it doesn’t give them the right or enough brownie points to boss the ministry and minister around.”
Pai Mah Pi, 44-year-old horse stable cleaner

 

sian-half-uncle “There goes her promotion.”
Sheng Zhi, 64-year-old air vent manufacturer

 

happy-bird-girl “She should have just praised Lee Hsien Loong, which would have worked.”
Lee Zhong Li, 17-year-old semi-professional nail art painter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to The Straits Times editor saying sorry to Ministry of Health

S’poreans react to The Straits Times editor saying sorry to Ministry of Health

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

rachel-chang-hep-c-virus-sorry

The Straits Times editor said sorry to the Ministry of Health on Oct. 20, 2015, and explained that they did not mean to impugn the integrity of public servants:

The Editor replies: It was not the intention of our column to impugn the integrity of public servants. We also did not mean to imply that the Minister for Health was “unofficially” informed beforehand about this matter. We are sorry that our column gave these wrong impressions.

This after ST’s Assistant Political Editor Rachel Chang wrote an article asking questions and suggesting that public officers and medical professionals, in both the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), may have delayed the disclosure of information of a Hepatitis C outbreak to the minister and the public for political reasons.

 

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “ST helped PAP win GE2015 but it doesn’t give them the right or enough brownie points to boss the ministry and minister around.”
Pai Mah Pi, 44-year-old horse stable cleaner

 

sian-half-uncle “There goes her promotion.”
Sheng Zhi, 64-year-old air vent manufacturer

 

happy-bird-girl “She should have just praised Lee Hsien Loong, which would have worked.”
Lee Zhong Li, 17-year-old semi-professional nail art painter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











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