Examining our own fears

Examining our own fears

What is fear and why do we fear at all? Traditionally, we say that fear arises when the self is threatened with harm. This can be threat to the physical body or the psychological body, or both. What are the conditions that allow fear to arise? For fear to arise, two conditions are required. The …

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Suspected case of Covid-19

Suspected case of Covid-19

The guideline below is meant for doctors and HCW. Doctors need to have a high index of suspicion and be actively on the look out for possible Covid-19 patients, especially if you are in a red zone. You should be highly suspicious if your patient meets BOTH the clinical AND epidemiological criteria, AND in the …

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Understanding the Covid-19 tests

Understanding the Covid-19 tests

There are generally two types of tests being used currently to detect Covid-19 infections. The first type of test looks for the presence of the virus in the body. It is called rt-PCR test (real time polymerase chain reaction). It can be used in the early phase of the infection to detect whether the virus …

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Get to know your Covid-19 enemy

Get to know your Covid-19 enemy

How you may be infected A typical Covid-19 infection begins with a close contact with an infected person as that contact exposes you to a possible infection. It is not certain that you will be infected. That depends on many factors, including the viral load, how well you are protected and how good is your …

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The original message that started the panic

The original message that started the panic

The problem with this type of unverified and inaccurate messages is that it unnecessarily adds to the fear already existing and heightened in the community. The other problem is the repercussion of such a message. Imagine if another doctor who is facing the same situation sees this, and realises the damage it will do to …

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To close or not to close?

To close or not to close?

WE DECIDED TO CLOSE We did not need to close our clinic, and the ministry’s SOP does not require us to close as well. The SOP does not even require us to be tested. The reason is because the conditions of our initial close contact – when you take into consideration all relevant factors – …

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Clinic staff all tested negative for Covid-19

Clinic staff all tested negative for Covid-19

We have just received the Covid-19 swab test results from the hospital. All our staff – Dr. Ong and the 2 nurses – tested negative for Covid-19. We take this opportunity to thank all our patients and friends who were concern about our well being and were supportive of our effort to be transparent and …

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Important Announcement

Important Announcement

Last Saturday, we saw a patient with fever who was later tested positive for Covid-19, and warded. As a precautionary measure, we decided to send all our staff to a nearby hospital for the Covid-19 swab tests this morning. We expect to get the results soon, probably by tomorrow. Since both the patient and our …

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Truth and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Truth and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Truth and the Covid-19 Pandemic If there is any blessings arising from this Covid-19 pandemic, it is that it is showing us the importance of truth.This is because we cannot fight this pandemic with denials, lies and distortion of truth. Doing so only makes the situation worse for everyone. There have been many reports of …

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