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WHY CAN'T PATIENTS ACCESS THEIR OWN MEDICAL RECORDS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 October 2014 - 11:22am

I AM due to deliver my baby in five weeks' time, and decided to switch from a gynaecologist in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) to one in a private hospital because of unforeseen circumstances. The problem is that SGH will not release my medical records, and I have to wait for four to six weeks for a medical report from my doctor.


OVER BILLING IS NOT OVERCHARGING AND IS NOT AN OFFENCE

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 October 2014 - 11:07am

I keep pondering over this statement and keep asking myself if it makes any sense? Is over billing overcharging? And why is overcharging an offence and over billing is not?


WE CAN ONLY BLAME PAP FOR CAUSING SO MANY SOCIAL AND ECONOMICAL PROBLEMS IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 October 2014 - 11:04am

I think the current situation is more than the wide rich-poor income gap. Let me offer a few key issues facing us: 1. The poor governance relating to the persistently high cost of living with the majority's incomes not able to keep pace 2. the persistently obscene super-high salaries the government pays themselves while they are delve tying sub-par performance. It begs the question of, 'who are they working for?'


IRAN HANGS WOMAN FOR THE MURDER OF 'HER RAPIST'

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 October 2014 - 10:33am

Iran has executed Reyhaneh Jabbari for killing a man she says had tried to rape her despite an international campaign calling for a reprieve. Ms Jabbari’s mother Shole Pakravan confirmed her death to BBC Persian. She said her 26-year-old daughter was hanged in a Tehran prison and she was due to see her daughter’s body at the cemetery today. Her death was described as a "travesty" by Amnesty International. 


MARUAH: CANCELLING THE PROTESTERS' PERMIT GOES AGAINST THE PURPOSE OF SPEAKERS' CORNER

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 October 2014 - 10:25am

MARUAH, a local non-government Organisation, which speaks up about human rights issues issued a statement on Friday expressing their disapproval of NParks' recent decision to cancel the permit for the CPF protesters to hold a protest at Hong Lim Park. Here is their statement in full: MARUAH is deeply concerned about the cancellation of approvals granted for the “Return our CPF” protest scheduled at Speakers’ Corner on 25th October 2014.


GOVT SAYS INFLATION IS LOWER NOW BECAUSE OF PIONEER GENERATION PACKAGE

ROY 26 October 2014 - 9:46am

The government claims that because of the Pioneer Generation Package, prices have grown slower in Singapore. Services inflation slowed to 1.7% in September from 2.1% in the preceding month and the increase in medical and dental treatment fees slowed to 2.4%, from 4.6% in August. However, the PGP is only available for Singaporeans aged 65 and above and its launched has been plagued by problems.


PETER LIM OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED AS NEW VALENCIA OWNER

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 October 2014 - 8:20am

Local billionaire, Peter “Remisier King” Lim, has now officially been confirmed as the new owner of La Liga club Valencia.


FOREIGN WORKER PROMISED $700 A MONTH, EXPLOITED FOR ONLY $1.50 AN HOUR

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 October 2014 - 7:55am

Yeusof (not his real name) knew there was something wrong with his monthly pay slip from Hyundai Engineering & Construction when he showed up for breakfast at TWC2′s Cuff Road Project one morning in September 2014.  He was quite sure his employer had underpaid him, showing us his documents so that we might verify his hunch.


33 YEAR OLD MASTER DEGREE HOLDER UNFAIRLY DISMISSED AND FEELING DESPERATE

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 October 2014 - 11:26pm

Hi Gilbert, I was employed in xxxxx as an Accounts Administration Manager on 10th Sep 2012. However, recently on 17th Sep 2014, I was terminated with one month of salary. The reason given was that the Board could not work with me. In Aug 2014, 2 staff were terminated from the school, stating cost cutting. They left the school within 2 hours. The company did not inform MOM of termination nor cutting costs beforehand. 


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