COVID 19

Mildly ill patients with cough and sore throat clog up 995 – MOH urges public to use hotline only for life threatening emergencies

With patients with mild illness like cough and sore throat calling the 995, the emergency hotline almost bucked with about 1,000 calls on Valentine's Day - nearly double the pre-epidemic average of 550 calls per day. More mildly ill COVID-19 patients...

ART-positive dialysis patient pushed from pillar to post by MOH and NKF

The son of a dialysis patient took to MOH's Facebook to query why his mom was driven pillar to post between MOH and NKF after her ART positive test.   A Facebook user asked the Ministry of Health (MOH) on its...

Ho Ching slams employers who make Covid-19-positive employees get MC – commenters ask why NTUC is silent

The Prime Minister's wife lashed out at employers who are not only causing the bottleneck at general practitioner clinics but were also putting others at risk.   Ho Ching, the wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Director of...

Government backtracks on claim that healthcare system is stable and coping well – urges public not to further strain system

Just 6 days ago, Minister Gan Kim Yong who co-chairs the COVID-19 multi-ministry taskforce said, "Overall, our healthcare system remains stable and has been able to cope with infections." The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (Feb 22) urged members...

MOH has not responded to hundreds of questions on its own Facebook post on Omicron wave protocol

Is MOH on-top of its social media game in face of Omicron wave? On 6 February, the Ministry of Health (MOH) published an info graphic on Facebook advising the public about what to do in the face of Omicron wave...

What is known so far about new Covid variant Omicron

South African scientists have discovered a new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, with multiple mutations that is thought to be highly contagious. The World Health Organization has designated it a variant of concern and many countries are racing to try and contain...

Variants Will Proliferate Unless We End Vaccine Apartheid, Says AHF

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the emergence in South Africa of yet another potentially more dangerous COVID-19 strain, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) echoes President Biden’s recent appeal for wealthy countries to step up the sharing of their excess vaccines and to back patent...

Tourist-starved Greek islands strive for ‘Covid-free’ image

ATHENS -- White sandy beaches make Elafonisos a popular holiday destination but it's the Greek island's small population that puts it top-of-the-list for Covid jabs as the country pushes to restart tourism before summer. In January, the Greek government said...

First batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine to arrive in India by May 1

New Delhi -- The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Tuesday said it will export the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine to India from May 1, the day India expands its Covid-19 immunisation drive to cover all adults. "The...

In second wave, virus is spreading fast within families: Kashmir experts

Srinagar -- In the second wave, coronavirus is spreading fast within families as compared to the previous year, health experts in Kashmir say. More and more families, with all or most of the members, are getting infected as people living...
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Thai cult leader made followers “consume his bodily fluids”, worship corpses is arrested

https://videos.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2022/05/10/2450087063272010949/960x540_MP4_2450087063272010949.mp4   Deep in the Thai jungle, the police launched a sting operation and discovered 11 bodies, said to be the followers of a cult leader. The...

Do affirmations work?

Affirmations are positive thoughts and possessing a mental attitude of being able to achieve success using these thoughts. It is a self help strategy...

Sure fire signs your relationship is in the doldrums

Very often we know our relationship is deteriorating and that too rapidly but that sinking feel is usually ignored or we just can’t handle...

Bling Empire’s Kane Lim new face of Fenty

Singaporean reality TV star Kane Lim has become the newest face of global beauty brand Fenty. Lim who stars in Netflix’s Bling Empire will...