14 May '11, 12am

Something is seriously wrong when govt rather spend $1.2b to build an artificial river than to use it to help the sick.

I wanted to post this yesterday but Blogspot was down. I read with sadness the plight of a cancer patient in The Online Citizen. Here is the case in detail [Why cancer patients are not subsidised by the govt ]. The story tells us the enormous financial stress put on cancer patients and their families. Mdm Choi was diagnosed with incurable myeloma and needed medication to stay alive and improve her quality of life. The cancer treatment was not subsidized and she was not allowed to use Medisave which was her own money.Only after "haggling" with officials she was allowed to use her own Medisave for medicatiion which costs $500 per pill and chemotheraphy cost $1000 per session. Her Medisave ran out of money and she had to tap on her son's Medisave. As she could use only $450 from Medisave per day the amount of oustanding bills mounted as treatment can cost several thousand per...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2011/05/healthcare-crac...

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