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Month: November 2011

Children to get vaccination earlier


From 1 December, children will receive both doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination at a younger age, after the Ministry of Health (MOH) accepted a recommendation from the Expert Committee on Immunisation. MOH said the earlier vaccinations will help reduce the number of measles cases seen in unvaccinated children aged 15 months […]

Singapore to boost palliative care sector


Singapore’s 42-year-old Assisi Hospice will be redeveloped as part of national plans to expand and train the professional pool for the palliative care sector. Speaking at the hospice’s charity dinner Monday evening, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said with longer life expectancy and a rise in chronic diseases, the medical care which people need at […]