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YSL Bedok Clinic gave overdose of cough mixture to 14 month old boy

Posted by temasektimes on November 28, 2017

A 14 month old was given an overdose of cough mixture at YSL Bedok Clinic and Surgery which caused him to be drowsy for two days!

(Source: Give.Asia)

According to the irate mother Belinda Lum who posted her terrifying encounter on fundraising platform Give.Asia, she took her son to the clinic at Block 539, Bedok North Street 3, #01-631, Singapore 460539 on 22 November to consult Dr Siew Man Gah who prescribed a bottle of Fedac co syrup to him.

She was allegedly told to give her son 10ml of the medication three times a day, instead of the standard amount of 2.5ml, after he “fell into very deep sleep”. She rushed him to Gleneagles Hospital, where he was given an antidote. He slept for 44 hours in total, and she had to feed him water through a syringe every hour to keep him hydrated.

(Source: Give.Asia)

The doctor at Gleneagle told her that if she had given the complete dosage as per prescribed for 3 times a day @ 10ml each time, her son will die!After Ms Lum called the clinic to tell them what happened, the clinic assistant retorted curtly:


“Immediately, I went down to the clinic and request to speak to the doctor, and understand from the doctor that this is not the first time they had negligence on their case: first time was wrongly prescribe ear drop as eye drop, and second was a patient at 106 years old with high blood wrongly prescribed with diabetic medication, which nearly kills the patient.” she wrote.

Ms Lum added she has lodged a complaint to the Singapore Medical Council and ended with a warning to the public:

“All I’m asking, is to let the general public knows about the negligence practice of this clinic, and please avoid at all cost!”

According to the Practo doctors listing site, the other doctor who works at the clinic is Dr Lau Boon Kwang and both of them have been practicing medicine for more than 20 years. The name of the clinic assistant who dispensed the medicine is not known.


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SMRT sacks 8 staff over tunnel flooding

Posted by temasektimes on November 28, 2017

In other countries, when things gone wrong, the top leader or executive will usually resign to take responsibility, but in Singapore it is the other way round.

Despite widespread calls from the public for embattled SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek to resign over the recent spate of ïncidents”affecting the train operator, he has adamantly refused to do so, choosing to sack 8 junior staff over the recent tunnel flooding which shut down train operations for up to 21 hours.

According to a statement released by SMRT on Monday, the staff who were dismissed comprised one senior executive, two managers and five technical staff.

Two former SMRT staff – Vice President Tay Tien Seng and Senior Manager Ivan Kok – had failed to exercise sufficient supervision over the period when the falsification of maintenance records occurred. SMRT said it reserves the right to pursue legal action against them.

Another Vice President and two other management executives have also been disciplined for “failing to exercise the due care and diligence expected of them” over the maintenance of the pumps, SMRT said, without specifying the actions taken against them.

In the meantime, Mr Desmond Kuek remains as CEO of SMRT after 5 years and several high profile breakdowns and disruptions which have tested Singaporeans’patience to the limit.


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“Champion grumblers” Singaporeans are getting the government they deserve

Posted by temasektimes on November 23, 2017

The late Supreme leader of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew once infamously dismissed Singaporeans as “champion grumblers” condescendingly. Judging from the torrent of criticisms leveled at the PAP and its beleaguered transport minister Khaw Boon Wan online lately, there appears to be an element of truth in his jibe.

A foreigner not familiar with Singapore might get the erroneous impression that Singapore’s ruling PAP will lose the next General election based on the widespread negative comments hurled against it online, but when it comes to the crunch, Singaporeans by and large will still vote for the PAP though they may not really love or support it.

The PAP has ruled Singapore since 1959 and in all elections since 1980, there was never once in which its percentage of votes drop below 60%. Even during the 2011 General Election when the nation is plagued by an litany of problems such as high cost of living, exorbitant prices of public housing and yes, persistent MRT breakdowns, the PAP still manages to garner 61% of the votes and win a disproportionate 81 out of 88 seats in Parliament.

In 2015, buoyed by sympathy votes after the demise of Lee Kuan Yew, the PAP romped to an impressive 70% of the votes which is more than any political party in a democratic country can garner.

The next General election may be a few years away, but even before a single vote is cast, the PAP is guaranteed a victory  thanks largely to an unthinking electorate which has been brainwashed by years of relentless propaganda in the state-controlled media that they cannot do without the PAP.

So my fellow Singaporeans, please cut the hypocrisy and stop the endless whining, grumbling and ranting of the recent spate of MRT breakdowns within the safe confines of the virtual world because you are the ones who gave the PAP an overwhelming ‘mandate’ in the last General Election. You got what you truly deserve and it is time to “savor”it!

In Singapore, there are three things certain in life – death, taxes and an eternal PAP government. Even if you put a monkey as a candidate in white, Singaporeans will still vote it into Parliament.

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SMRT did not post update on latest train delay alone EW Line

Posted by temasektimes on November 22, 2017

Beleaguered train operator SMRT did not post any updates on its social media account on the latest train delay to hit the EW line this evening.

According to commuters, they experienced a delay in their travels during the evening rush hour. Some heard announcements of a track fault near Clementi MRT station.

Even the pro-PAP Channel News Asia reported the delay and contacted SMRT which has yet to respond.

There are no announcements of the delay on SMRT Facebook page and Twitter page as of 9.30pm prompting widespread criticisms from netizens that SMRT is trying to suppress the news and to avoid negative publicity.

The recent spate of train breakdowns was widely reported in the international media and has tarnished Singapore’s reputation. A survey done recently by Blackbox Research of 1,000 people aged 15 and over revealed that the majority think MRT is not well run and are not confident things will improve soon.

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Who is to blame for the Joo Koon train collision?

Posted by temasektimes on November 22, 2017

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Khaw Boon Wan blames Thales for Joo Koo train collision

Posted by temasektimes on November 22, 2017

PAP Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has pointed fingers at the supplier of the new signaling system Thales as the culprit responsible for the Joo Koo train collision last Friday.

A press interview was called hastily on Tuesday during which a stony faced Thales Vice President Millar Crawford gave a ‘half-hearted public “apology”:

“I want to take the opportunity to apologise to the commuters whose travel, as a result of this accident, was disrupted. But more important than that, (to) the commuters who were injured in this accidents I want to give my full wishes for a final and speedy recovery.”

Mr Khaw was quick to jump on the “apology” to absolve himself from all responsibility. Speaking to reporters after the press conference, Mr Khaw said:

“When we launched Tuas West Extension, we intended for it to be a seamless service. All the way from Pasir Ris to Tuas Link. On hindsight of course this introduced a lot of complications, because you have two stretches, each running on different signalling systems. But still, Thales could have done better. They have acknowledged their mistake, they have apologised,” hinting that Singaporeans should now “move on”.

Despite facing widespread criticisms from Singaporeans, Mr Khaw has adamantly refused to accept any responsibility for the recent train breakdowns and collision, preferring to put the blame on SMRT junior staff, its suppliers and even bad luck.

Mr Khaw is the HIGHEST PAID transport minister in the world, currently drawing an annual salary of more than S$1 million dollars, more than that of U.S President Donald Trump.

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