North Indian Doctors unable to connect with Tamil speaking Pioneer Generation patients at AMK Hospital

Recently I came across an article on the eroding of Tamil language and culture in Singapore due to an unprecedented influx of non-Tamils into Singapore, as Singapore fulfils its “obligation” to the notorious Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).

I checked with my native Singaporean Indian friends and had got earful complaints on how the Indian community in Singapore is more divided than ever, after thousands of India PMETs migrated into our homeland, thanks to our liberal Foreign Talent policy.

One of Tamil buddy was complaining of his bad experience at Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital where Hindi speaking doctors from India are unable to communicate to our less educated elderly parents, who is unable to converse in English. Each time the doctor wants to access the patient’s condition; a Tamil speaking amah/admin staffs has to be present as an interpreter.

As our aged parents are either Chinese, Indian or Malay and not English educated, employing Hindi speaking doctors from India would only cause more communication barriers as they are alien to Mandarin, Malay or Tamil. At least, Singapore born doctors would be able to connect with a mixture of local dialects. As most nurses at this hospital are Filipinos, the language problem only gets worse.

If Ministry of Health is getting doctors from India, at least bring Tamil speaking doctors from South India, who can connect easily with our Silver generation Tamil speaking patients, as most patients in Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital are elderly and speak little or no English. CECA’s liberal foreign talent policy has started to show its’ real impact as more Singaporeans are now complaining more extensively.

There has been too much negative feedback on CECA recently and its impact to Singaporean PMETs job opportunities. Government has been very quiet on this matter, as more incidents involving Foreign Talents flare up, time to time. CECA beneficiaries like Erramalli Ramesh, a new Singapore citizen, is still enjoying life in Singapore, without doing any National Service, after the ruckus he created recently.

Recently Minister Chan Chun Sing said that the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) does not grant Indian nationals unconditional access into Singapore or immigration privileges and that Indian professionals, like any other professionals from other countries, have to meet MOM’s (Ministry of Manpower’s) existing qualifying criteria to work in Singapore.

One wonders what is MOM’s qualifying criteria in employing in Hindi speaking doctors into our hospitals.

Can Ministry of Health or Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society clarify on this matter?

 

Disgusted Singaporean

 

 

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26 Responses to “North Indian Doctors unable to connect with Tamil speaking Pioneer Generation patients at AMK Hospital”

  • $300,000.00 Per Day:

    National Dilution, lost identity, low morale, weaken defense, low spirit, dis-unity, army free, inequality, GST coming UP.

    Vote for Change.

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  • opposition dude:

    As long as PAP is governing we can expect more aliens and not less.

    PAP does love them to death after all. Who doesn’t remember study mamas breaking up families or some Pinoy bugger mocking the malays or someone else threatening to bomb MBS?

    How about another complaining about malay weddings held at the void deck and another complaining about our local indians cooking curry in their own home mind you!

    Lastly, how about suakus coming here and pang sai wherver they like? Not so recently there was a case where a small boy urinated on the plants at Gardens by The Bay too.

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  • my $8 heart bypass:

    The local Tamil Indians need to stand up and make their votes count to send a strong message to the PAPIGS for their liberal CECA An neh imports.
    And the 70% daft and stupid parents whose kids who are having to be left out of scholarships and grants, instead given to CECA SIA scholarship, you deserved to be screwed.

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  • what the hell us going on?:

    get ready for this …india nationals / nurses and india nationals SIA, Scoot pilots already training and working here.
    a whole new bunch infia students arriving soon too….scholarships with board and lodging and expenses provided. WHAT GIVES, EH?

    i still dont kno what sgs get out of this screwed cecas..
    something is not quite right.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    what the hell us going on?:
    ….

    i still dont kno what sgs get out of this screwed cecas..
    something is not quite right.

    Well Dr Tan C B wants to know this too. Vote for more opposition into parliament and we will get the answer, and more!!

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  • Avoiding Doctors From India:

    I speak English very well. However although I can communicate with these doctors from India, I do not trust their capabilities. That’s why whenever I encounter an India doctor, I will try to avoid if possible or get another appointment or even go to another polyclinic.

    Why take unnecessary risk if you can help it.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Voodoo specialists from India using beads, rattles and home-made potions to experiment on $G locals.

    Let us not forget their fake degrees. Do you feel safe bring treated by a former janitor?

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  • Harder Truths:

    Also let us not forget IT IS TOO LATE to remove the vermin from the island.

    They will now multiply and take over every corner of the island. Hahaha – locals getting pushed out of their own island by millions of CECA employees here on a ‘temporary’ visa.

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  • George:

    Khaw BW and Tan CJ are part of a regime that does not care for tamil speaking Singaporeans, VOTE THEM OUT !

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  • racist or no?:

    if i dont understand a foreign doctor can i ask for a sg one?
    does that equate to me being xenophobic?

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  • con u eats shit:

    It is the duty of every TAMIL speaking Singaporean to stand up against CECA as the PAP PIGs are trying to dilute us .If you look at history the TAMILS were the majority within the Indian community and played a vital roll in nation building with the Malays and Chineses. It was in PAP propaganda that Indrani Raj was learnIng Tamil.This was years ago.I wish to know how her command of Tamil us.
    Non of the PAP minister could conserve inTamil.The aim of the PAP is to DIVIDE AND RULE.
    The Malays are also being side lined.The Philipnos are considered Malays according to their PINK I/C. The PAP pigs are capable of converting Indian into Malays.
    So it the moral responsibility of every SIngaporean to VOTE OUT THE PAP.

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  • con u eats shit:

    The PAP government is a self serving government.It is high time to VTO.There is two questions to ask before casting your vote.
    Have your lives improved in the last 5 years?Can you retire and live a life of dignity or you need to work till 80 and never have a chance to enjoy your hard earned CPF.
    Can your children have a good life under this government or will they be grab drivers and food delivery boys or picking up cardboard under this government..

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  • con u eats shit:

    With CECA and the OPEN LEG WIDE immigration policy of the PAP PIGS Tamil will surely die a slow and agonising death.The Tamils will loose their identity.The same will happen for for Malay.Tagalog will take over Malay.All the Chinese dialects will be replace by Mandarin.We will all loose our identities and be India Indians, Philipno Malays and China Chinese.Thanks to PAP.We will never be able to plague ourself as ONE UNITED PEOPLE

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  • NotMyProblem:

    I like to ask our local Indians; – Has any of our Indian MPs and Ministers spoken in Parliament about this problem?

    GRC is for this purpose. Elected minority MPs are to represent the minority in Parliament, why was it not so? Do you trust this narrative of GRC?

    Vote out the PAP and you will have true minority representation in Parliament.

    As it is now, foreigners have better representation in parliament than our true Singaporeans!!

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  • PAP Cleaning Cos CLOSE DOWN:

    North Indians are elitist? COnsider themselves top dogs?

    Bukit Timah food Center got this Indian lady must always push her trolley around the place to make her presence felt. Stupid woman.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    The RACIST Bastard who admires the Brahmin priestly caste created this Dilemma…

    in his Evil Eyes, the Tamil is more Dalits that was why the son slapped Dhanabalan whom he “think” with his idiotic brain is not up to his expectations…

    his LEEgacies are acted upon by his IDIOTS starting with the Piece of SHIT and his CECA after a visit to Bangalore “thinking” with his Shit Brain he can lure the IT savvy in exchange for Singapore Co. to tap the Indian market

    Today’s Problem is the ILLUSION created by a bast**d NOW dead!!!

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  • Time For Action:

    Its time for the Singapore Tamils to vote out the PAP. If not they will bring in more high caste Hindi speaking Northern Indians into Singapore and these High Class Indians will further look down and despise our Tamils.

    In the end, the Tamils will be treated like the Dalits in Singapore.

    Vote the PAP Out now.

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  • Forefathers par excellence!:

    The practice of untouchability, cruel as it was- the broom tied to the waist, the pot hung around the neck- was the performative, ritualistic end of the practice of caste. The real violence of the caste was the denial of entitlement: to land, to wealth, to knowledge, to equal opportunity.
    Arundhati Roy, Annihilation of Caste

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  • Mom Criertia is a joke!!!:

    Mom engaged India agency to screen India applicants’ CV/qualifications! Mom Criertia is India criteria!

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  • Singapore Fooled Again n Again:

    Mr Disgusted Singaporean, you also forgotten another important point.

    India and many other 3rd world countries that we import foreign Doctors, these countries are in acute shortage of Doctors themselves, in fact, they are short of Doctors to as many as 50 to 100 times than what we Singapore have.

    We use money to buy these 3rd world Doctors due to shortage and indirectly we cause these 3rd world countries harder times in their healthcare. YET our shortage of Doctors are due to stupid policies because the government curb the number of medical students and also due to Polyclinics having acute Doctors and many choose to leave once their bond or call of duties expire at Polyclinics

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    Communication is an essential ability of doctors, quite like medical knowledge. It’s indispensable in the process of diagnosis. How have such doctors qualified for practice here?

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  • Harder Truths:

    NotMyProblem:
    I like to ask our local Indians; – Has any of our Indian MPs and Ministers spoken in Parliament about this problem?

    The last time India threatened to close down CECA because their people were not given enough jobs, Shinyhead ran all the way to Delhi immediately to kiss someone’s feet.

    Dunno what happened after that but you can see that asking help from the enemy is not going to work.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Dr Tan Tai Wei:
    Communication is an essential ability of doctors, quite like medical knowledge. It’s indispensable in the process of diagnosis. How have such doctors qualified for practice here?

    How sure are you they are doctors? Like the JP Morgan’s Ramesh with no degree. You are trusting your life to these voodoo specialists.

    Look on the funny side – if they kill you or your loved one then you will find out onlyu after they run off to Delhi.

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  • TruBlu:

    Hahaha,Indian FT docs for the PEOple n SG DOCTORS for the PAPple?
    Tot the PAPple say sgs no talent enough?
    Why dont they use FT-DOCS?

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  • from their own 'invincibility':

    //If Ministry of Health is getting doctors from India, at least bring Tamil speaking doctors from South India, who can connect easily with our Silver generation Tamil speaking patients,//

    the exact mix is going to be out of whack ? open-leg policy has imported too many people of different cultural nuances (e.g different classes or ethnic groups even among those coming from the same country) ? sinkie land has at one time almost stabilized or unified these nuances (after much time and effort) in the 80s or early 90s until the white idiots got comfortable (perhaps too complacent from their own ‘invincibility’) and start to get more creative and white idiotic monkey smart of coming out with the 6.9m or 10m open-leg policy ?

    see how well lor the sinkie land economy can support the different sinkies from the different SEC & different people of various cultures in our more crowded sinkie land because of the 6.9m or 10m open-leg policy and also from a more higher COL ?

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  • The Ministry of Elucidation:

    Please avoid the clinic at Cheong Chin Nam road. The two receptionist all foreign. The doctor unhelpful.

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