29 Aug '16, 6am

MOH gets flak for slow reporting of Zika cases. Why no mention of how they intend to fight it? #zika #singapore #moh

The first case of locally-transmitted Zika virus in Singapore was announced on Saturday (Aug 27). Predictably, panic and unease set in, leading to many quarters of Singapore society and even opposition parties jumping in to question if there has been any oversight on the part of the Ministry of Health (MOH). In response to public demands for answers, MOH convened a news conference to allay any fears about a possible cover up. Besides denying the possibility that the MOH was trying to keep quiet about Zika infection rates in the country, Minister of Health Mr Gan Kim Yong revealed that the process of screening and determining the spread of the disease is a lot more complicated than thought. MOH reportedly had been alerted by a General Practitioner (GP) to a suspicious cluster of Zika-like symptoms among a group of patients. Initial tests had earlier supposed that these inci...

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