In advisories issued on 7 and 10 October, the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) reported an increase in the number of acute diarrhoea cases seen by polyclinics over the past month. With the recent spate of diarrhoeal outbreaks in four schools (Ang Mo Kio Secondary, Stamford Primary School, Maris Stella and ACS(Independent)), the Ministry of Health has advised the public to be vigilant about diarrhoeal illnesses.
Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan gave a speech at a dinner at the College of Medicine Building to mark the groundbreaking for the new Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore.
Below are excerpts of his speech "A Worthy Piece To Our Healthcare Jigsaw".
In a news release, the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed its roll out of the chronic disease management scheme.