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AseanPlus News 16 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

More resourses needed to fight deadly diseases

SINGAPORE has only 11 practising infectious disease specialists who tackle everything from dengue and cholera to AIDS, SARS and bird flu, and that is not enough, say doctors.

Nation 23 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Apec leaders launch initiative for expanded trade

The 21 leaders of Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) have reaffirmed their commitment to multilateral trading system and trade liberalisation.

Nation 05 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ministry to boycott hospitals making false claims

The Health Ministry will stop providing blood to private hospitals which allege that government hospitals sell the supply to them.

Nation 16 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Support for haemodialysis centres

As a cost-effective measure, the Health Ministry is looking into supporting haemodialysis centres run by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) rather than expanding its own facilities, said minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek.

Nation 01 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

SMS warning on ‘zulican virus’ a hoax

Ignore an SMS saying that a 'very dangerous zulican virus is spreading through seafood'. Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek advised people not to spread or listen to such rumours following the tsunami disaster.

Nation 04 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Cabinet to decide on deadline for donations

The Cabinet will decide tomorrow the deadline for Malaysians to contribute to the National Disaster Fund for tsunami victims.

Nation 08 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Volunteers must be registered

Malaysians who want to volunteer their services to help survivors in tsunami-affected areas abroad must register with the National Security Division first for security purposes.

AseanPlus News 21 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

40% more down with infectious diseases

There may have been no sudden shocks like SARS last year, but almost 40% more people here came down with one of the three most common infectious diseases than in 2003.

AseanPlus News 01 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Zoo visitors to see vets treating animals

A NEW 'attraction' will be added to the Singapore Zoo early next year when its new animal hospital is ready - visitors will have the chance to watch how sick animals are treated.

AseanPlus News 08 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Free pre-marital health checks soon

BEIJING health departments are planning to introduce free pre-marital health checks to reduce the growing number of birth defects here.