Covid-19

COVID-19: The Challenges of Keeping Adult Care Homes Safe

The recent news of the MINDSville@Napiri COVID-19 cluster is a stark reminder of the vulnerability of residential care centers during this pandemic. This is not the first outbreak to occur at an adult care home in Singapore. Last year, cases were found in nursing homes such as Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home and Orange …

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Nursing homes bars visitors who were at TTSH, tighten Covid-19 measures to protect residents

SINGAPORE – Nursing homes are raising their guards against Covid-19. This follows the increase in community cases, including a nursing home resident testing positive after being discharged from Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where a cluster has been detected. She tested positive on April 29, a day after being discharged to United Medicare Centre (Toa Payoh) …

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IHiS team swiftly added Covid-19 pandemic features in new IT system

SINGAPORE: Initially intended to be a 12-month long project, a team from the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) quickly added Covid-19 pandemic features into its new IT system in about 4 months, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic situation. The C3 system at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) enabled the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) …

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Security improvements to Singapore’s National Electronic Health Records to be done by this year

SINGAPORE: Most of the security enhancements to the National Electronic Health Records (NEHR) are expected to be completed within the year, Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary said in Parliament during his ministry’s Committee of Supply debate on 5 Mar. Key Enabler During Covid-19 As a repository of patient summary records, the NEHR …

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The Straits Times: Nursing home residents in Singapore start to receive Covid-19 vaccine – 29 January 2021

SINGAPORE – A 95-year-old woman is among the first residents to receive their Covid-19 shots as nursing homes here start their vaccination programme. She received her first dose of the vaccine this week, as her nursing home, LC Nursing Home, is one of six homes which have started inoculating residents against the Covid-19 virus. The home said …

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