Singapore's Chief Nursing Officer, the leading nursing officer, Ms Ang Beng Choo was succeeded by Ms Pauline Tan today. She will concurrently be Registrar of the Singapore Nursing Board.
MOH has announced plans to create two new national medical specialist centres - one for heart diseases and one for cancer - in addition to the existing ones for the respective specialties, the National Heart Centre (NHC) and the National Cancer Centre (NCC).
The National University Hospital (NUH) situated at Kent Ridge / NUS has been tasked to set up these two second tertiary specialist centres.
A Straits Times report by Salma Khalik reported that fees have increased or are slated to increase soon in most public hospitals and some polyclinics.
Fees at specialist clinics for subsidised patients at four major public hospitals - Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), National University Hospital (NUH) and Kandang Kerbau Hospital (KKH) - have gone up to $24/25 from $20/21 previously. Fees at Alexandra Hospital (AH) and Changi General Hospital (CGH) remains the same at $20.