A Full-page interview with NUHS Group Director of Medicine Prof Dale Fisher, who chairs the WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, highlighted his remarks that Singapore has been ahead of the curve for several weeks in the COVID-19 outbreak. However, its strategy will have to evolve if infections continue to rise. He noted that Singapore does not let positive patients go back to the community, which is different from what some other countries are doing. Report also highlighted a Q&A with Prof Fisher on how children appear to be asymptomatic or less likely to be sick from COVID-19 than adults, which is why there is no real reason to close schools for now. Report also featured NUS Med’s The COVID-19 Chronicles, a comic series aimed at educating the public about the disease. ST noted that the idea for the comics were initiated by Dean Prof Chong Yap Seng. Report added that A/Prof Hsu Li Yang from SSHSPH had also partnered graphic artist Sonny Liew to produce educational comics on COVID-19.
Mr Raymond Sim, Case 227 of Singapore’s Covid-19 patients, shared his personal experience having caught the coronavirus in France and being in the isolation ward at NUH. The 53-year-old pastor at Lighthouse Evangelism church said that nurses enter the room to measure his vital signs every five to six hours. Mr Sim hopes to encourage people who are afraid of reporting themselves to step forward and get tested if they suspect they have the virus.
今天是国大医院高级流行病学家勒瓦蒂（ Revathi Sridhar，60岁）的生日。四年才过一次生日的她，今天却得在家待命，若有人确诊感染冠状病毒，她得立刻对病患14天内的所有活动进行分析。
A doctor tells of seeing her young daughters for only half an hour each day, while others share the challenges and fears they face in the fight against the coronavirus
Reshma Merchant (Head and Senior Consultant, Division of Geriatric Medicine)
commented that beyond the physical, mental and social realms, active ageing is
also about giving back to society and the community. She also commented about the
benefits of active ageing, which includes staving off stroke, warding off
frailty and dementia and keeping chronic conditions like diabetes under
The National Parks Board (NParks) has deployed additional staff and signs with guidelines at Sembawang Hot Spring Park to advise users on proper behaviour following recent reports of visitors misusing the facilities.
Director of NUHCS Prof Tan Huay Cheem shared that it is not always distance that determines which hospital should treat a patient in a critical condition, but the facilities which offer that patient the best chance of survival. Prof Tan noted that NUH is a high-volume, 24/7 heart attack centre supported by a multidisciplinary cardiology team able to treat the highest-risk patient. This is why NUH and NTFGH have been working with SCDF to have all patients in the western part of Singapore sent directly to NUH. Prof Tan assured that there is no need for concern over the extra distance travelled to NUH as care is not compromised but rather enhanced.
When Saiful Iman Saiful Nor Mirza returns home from school at around 1.30pm, he does not have lunch. Instead, the Primary 1 pupil has a snack such as cereal or a sandwich.
陈女士48岁，患有糖尿病12年，育有四名子女。 她是一名小贩中心的熟食档口员工， 长时间在厨房里炎热的环境工作。这些年来，她都定时复诊拿药，但血糖始终控制得不好。