Massive outcry over NUH offering free health screening to pinoys to celebrate its Independence Day
Posted by temasektimes on June 15, 2012
A massive outcry has erupted in cyberspace at NUH’s offer of free health screening and dental checkup for pinoys this coming Sunday at Suntec City as part of its celebration for the Filipino Independence Day.
According to an announcement made by the Pinoy Independence Day Council (PIDC) Singapore on its Facebook, NUH will be providing doctors to provide FREE basic medical consultation and dental services for the pinoy community in Singapore.
The ‘kind’ gesture by NUH did not go down too well with some Singaporeans who wondered why no similar health screenings were organized for Singaporeans on National Day in the past.
Kevin Goh asked on Facebook if public resources are being used for the event:
“To MOH : If NUH is a fully private hospital, “I don’t care” If not, Pls account for the cost of this generous gesture…”
Chris Tan was not impressed:
“What the hell is this? Creating a event in public for their own independence day, and now NUH is giving them free check up. Did i see all these on singapore national day? This is singapore!!! Not yr pinoyland.”
Liu Zhanhong asked why NUH is not helping needy Singaporeans instead:
“Even if its a community service initiative, does it makes sense to do community service for foreigners in your own land instead of serving your less-privileged countrymen? I’m confused. Please enlighten me on the rationale behind this initiative.”
Meanwhile, Singaporeans are ‘advised’ to stay clear of Suntec City this coming Sunday as it is likely to be converted into a ‘mini-Manila’ with large number of pinoys expected to congregate there to celebrate their ‘Independence Day’: