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wow..what happened?

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 RazorTVSINGAPORE - Two large tents sit at the back of Changi General Hospital's Emergency Department, where patients wait eagerly for a hospital bed to be freed up.The tents were set up to help deal with the severe bed crunch at the hospital. These temporary quarters house up to a hundred patients.RazorTV reported that some of the patients have to wait up to two days to move to the wards. But CGH is not the only public hospital struggling with bed shortage.Others like Khoo Teck Huat Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital are sending some of their more stable patients by ambulance to Alexandra Hopistal - which still has available beds.But it seems that the bed shortage will only be eased towards the end of the year, when the new Ng Teng Fong Hospital in Jurong and the 280 bed building - shared by CGH and St Andrew's Community Hospital - opens. - See more at:
the 6.9m target has seen many casualty along the way?

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 The Straits TimesBy Salma Khalik Health CorrespondentSingapore has had its first dengue death this year. The victim, a woman who had been transferred from Changi General Hospital to Gleneagles Hospital under an existing agreement between the two, died on Wednesday.Get the full story from The Straits Times.Read the full statement from Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) here:The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have been notified of the death of a dengue patient who passed away at Gleneagles Hospital (GEH). MOH and NEA wish to express our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.The patient was a 59-year-old Chinese woman who lived at Tampines St 32. On 30 Dec 2013, she was diagnosed with dengue at the Changi General Hospital (CGH) Emergency Department (ED). She was subsequently transferred to Gleneagles Hospital (GEH) for treatment, under a collaboration between the two hospitals for the management of dengue patients. Her condition unfortunately deteriorated and she passed away on 8 Jan 2014.Vector control operations are ongoing to search and destroy any potential breeding habitats. We urge all residents to cooperate fully with the NEA inspectors conducting ground operations. Although the case residence is not located within a dengue cluster, residents should remain vigilant and clear any stagnant water in their homes and the vicinity. The key to effective dengue control is to eliminate all mosquito breeding habitats, by doing the Mozzie Wipeout weekly.More details on the latest dengue situation can be found at Persons who suspect they may have dengue should consult their doctors as early as possible and use mosquito repellents in order to reduce the risk of spreading the infection further. - See more at:
World Class Healthcare system! Very creative, indeed.
As they say, it's the festive season lah.