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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 02 Jun 2013 11:12 pm

People on TRE are seething with rage over this incident:

http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/06/01/de ... egligence/

I think waiting time is indeed very long in hospitals in Singapore. Our family friend's case; their infant daughter had like some stomach pain and crying in the night so they went to KKH like around 10PM and they were kept there waiting until about 2AM and still no one attended them. Finally the parents managed to pacify the baby and came back.

Apart from that I have heard several other cases of incompetent doctors in Singapore.

This is a real risk of living being in Singapore, I feel far more safer even in India. :-|

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 8:48 am

Wd40 wrote:People on TRE are seething with rage over this incident:

http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/06/01/de ... egligence/

I think waiting time is indeed very long in hospitals in Singapore. Our family friend's case; their infant daughter had like some stomach pain and crying in the night so they went to KKH like around 10PM and they were kept there waiting until about 2AM and still no one attended them. Finally the parents managed to pacify the baby and came back.

Apart from that I have heard several other cases of incompetent doctors in Singapore.

This is a real risk of living being in Singapore, I feel far more safer even in India. :-|


I am very surprised that the rep from Infectious Disease TTSH says that it makes no difference if he was attended to earlier or later. DSS or not, a timely blood test could have saved his life!

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Postby Hannieroo » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 9:42 am

If he deteriorated on the Monday, fair enough, but he went to hospital the preceding Thursday.

I don't understand being ill and then leaving. If my child was so clearly in distress I took him to hospital in the night then I would not leave until seen. Being quiet can indicate recovery or advancement of pain/illness leading to shock. I think people have to take some responsibility for their own care and checking yourself out is stupid.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:05 am

the lynx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:People on TRE are seething with rage over this incident:

http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/06/01/de ... egligence/

I think waiting time is indeed very long in hospitals in Singapore. Our family friend's case; their infant daughter had like some stomach pain and crying in the night so they went to KKH like around 10PM and they were kept there waiting until about 2AM and still no one attended them. Finally the parents managed to pacify the baby and came back.

Apart from that I have heard several other cases of incompetent doctors in Singapore.

This is a real risk of living being in Singapore, I feel far more safer even in India. :-|


I am very surprised that the rep from Infectious Disease TTSH says that it makes no difference if he was attended to earlier or later. DSS or not, a timely blood test could have saved his life!

If there was a negligence it was in the delay to get him admitted with his condition (regardless what viral infection it was). I guess they just got too relaxed having 8k cases on the counter with no fatality. In 2005 it toped to 14k with 19 dead.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_dengu ... _Singapore

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 11 Jun 2013 1:10 pm

Sh*t sh*t sh*t.
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Postby the lynx » Tue, 11 Jun 2013 1:16 pm

x9200 wrote:Sh*t sh*t sh*t.
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Isn't that the same graph?

But yeah we have finally hit 9300 cases and 2 deaths.

Sh*tty times indeed.
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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 11 Jun 2013 1:21 pm

I somehow feel this dengue epidemic has become so wide spread due to the poor immunity levels owing to the high hygiene and cleanliness standards in Singapore. This wouldn't have happened in a developing country because people have much higher levels of immunity.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 11 Jun 2013 1:24 pm

Wd40 wrote:I somehow feel this dengue epidemic has become so wide spread due to the poor immunity levels owing to the high hygiene and cleanliness standards in Singapore. This wouldn't have happened in a developing country because people have much higher levels of immunity.


It could be less foreign workers doing the fumigation.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Jun 2013 1:34 pm

It's a combination of the two. Short staffed and lack of resistance/immunity to the new strain.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 11 Jun 2013 1:36 pm

I have a strong feeling that someone in MOH or NEA is going to have his/her head on the chopping board. The public is getting angrier at each passing week...

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 11 Jun 2013 1:39 pm

Yes, the same graph (the same url and file), but they update it weekly overwriting the old one.

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Postby morenangpinay » Tue, 11 Jun 2013 2:21 pm

so now will the hospitals hire back their nurses whose spasses were not renewed. good escape goat too if incase of problems, the locals can point their fingers at the foreign nurses.

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Postby Hannieroo » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 9:17 am

Escape goat :lol:

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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:02 pm

Hannieroo wrote:Escape goat :lol:
scapegoat!! Crap i've been in this country too long :-)

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:39 pm

Haha! 'Escape goat' sounds like it came out of a Monty Python Colditz sketch or something. :D
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