In view of the developing novel coronavirus situation in Wuhan and other parts of the China, the Ministry of Health, Singapore (MOH) has put in place precautionary measures and updated its public health travel advisory.
Let’s all do our part to ensure the health and well-being of our community.
For the latest updates on the virus, visit www.moh.gov.sg.
“Ensure good hand hygiene, stay away from live animal markets, seek medical attention from your GP if you are not feeling well and are still not better after three, four days.” – Professor Paul Tambyah
Professor Paul Tambyah from the Department of Medicine at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Senior Consultant in the Division of Infectious Diseases, NUHS also shared that Singapore is better prepared to handle an outbreak today, as compared to the SARS outbreak 17 years ago.
He added, “I think that we should be concerned but there are plenty of measures in place to detect cases, isolate and treat them appropriately in Singapore as well as in the other countries in the region”.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of a well-respected figure in Singapore’s former judge and Chief Justice Mr Yong Pung How and extend our heartfelt condolences to the family. Mr Yong will be remembered for his wisdom, unassuming nature and generosity of heart, manifested in his myriad contributions to the community.
While the term “Precision Medicine” is of fairly recent origin, the desire to provide accurate and unerring care for patients is a fundamental principle in the practice of medicine. It is the basis, for example, in the deliberate care taken to make sure patients in need of blood transfusions are matched with the correct blood type.