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Healthcare system breaking down?

I refer to the article ‘Hospitals will take months to clear backlog amid Covid-19 pandemic: Kenneth Mak’ (ST, 7 Oct)

It states that: “With many follow-up visits and elective operations postponed to accommodate the rising number of Covid-19 patients, it will take months for hospitals to catch up with the backlog.”

Comment:
Since the start of the covid pandemic, we have been given assurances by the govt that they are “much better prepared” to deal with another virus outbreak as they have been preparing since the 2003 SARS crisis.

However, confidence in the 4G leadership soon dissipated after they showed many lapses in their handling of this crisis. Most recently, they came up with a policy for vaccinated people with mild symptoms to self-recover at home but these people were given a hotline number that often could not go through and sometimes conflicting instructions.

What is now shocking is that the Director of Medical Services himself has, arguably, admitted that our healthcare system has failed a segment of the population who are now unable to seek treatment for their chronic medical conditions.

Just two days ago (4 Oct), there were 1,355 covid patients who were in hospital but this number has shot up by a staggering 12% to 1,520 yesterday (6 Oct). At this rate, will we see 2,000 patients in hospital next week?

My friend Ying (not her real name) commented that it was quite ironic that the ministers have claimed that they are preparing to deal with 5,000 cases a day but we are now seeing problems already when there are 3,500 cases on average in the past two days.

What we still do not know is how many people with chronic medical conditions have been affected by this delay in healthcare services? How many of these are severe chronic illnesses? How long of a delay will they face in future? How many deaths or deterioration has or may occur because of these delays?

Ying remarked that she cannot imagine what will happen if the number actually hits 5,000, and it was clear that the MMTF has failed the people and they deserve a “D” grade for how they have handled the endemic situation.

Is this, arguably, an admission by the establishment that our healthcare system has failed?

 

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

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25 Responses to “Healthcare system breaking down?”

  • Harder Truths:

    I think he means 5000 deaths per day. Mandai is not enough.

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  • xoxo:

    OYouCon,what you say?
    Still think yourself PM material.
    You are mere fodder.

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  • Harder Truths:

    This guy looks like a glutton. His salary keeps him well fed, well housed and well looked after until he’s kaput. All he has done to get this lifelong reward is pass a few exams when he was younger.

    Now his countrymen will keep voting him into power no matter how much he fucks up. Truly a remarkable way to get something for nothing.

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  • D? Should be F.:

    Right from the beginning, the generals have wined and dined while the enemy infiltrated its army into the country. Now the generals surrendered and advised people to live with the captors.

    Soldiers, put down your arms. Surrender. Live life as normal as you can.

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  • 4G CMI, SG dies:

    Actually sg’s healthcare system have been doing so well and singaporeans were feeling so proud of it until …… a Jinx who has failed a GE but was parachuted into parliament on 2nd attempt became a minister overnight and was asked to helm the health ministry!

    This is what happens when a greenhorn with zero experience in the medical field is put in charge of an important ministry during a pandemic. He kept boasting and assuring the public that our healthcare system can cope and had planned for the big covid surge but in reality the health experts are actually concerned that the pandemic has caused a considerable backlog in the country’s hospital system and our healthcare system might break very quickly.

    Hundred over life have been lost and thousands people were infected in just 2 months under the Jinx’s charge! I can’t wait to hear what LHL has to say at noon.

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  • This Mak looks so like another talent named Umbrage Ng and both possess the same talent, the ability to talk cawk sing song but when it comes to the real action, everything they touch fails miserably.

    Heard this joker is a PhD wor, unfortunately, all the half-baked polices and rubbish that he has been implementing and uttering, even a medical student in China would have done a better job that him.

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  • LHL Failed Miserably:

    Why ? Just look at the people he appointed as Ministers. Most are half baked clowns with no experience and who come in and play TIKAM TIKAM.

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  • Python 5:

    they are now paying like $8000 – $10000 per month to have private drivers ferry positive cases around in taxis/rented/private cars.

    drivers are on standby for 12hours daily every day. upon call-up activation, they drive their positive passengers to the designated quarantine hotel or to swab centres.

    yesterday alone, i heard a list of 4 pages of 80 covid cases came up for these drivers.

    looks like the ID4 movie liao. where they enlist anyone with any flight experience to come forward to fight the aliens.

    the situation is untenable. out of control liao.

    **don’t believe me on the 8-10k, go ask around!!!**

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  • Python 5:

    4G CMI, SG dies: a greenhorn with zero experience in the medical field is put in charge of an important ministry during a pandemic

    this is a pandemic…so we see infection figures coming in daily as these useless ministers talk rubbish endlessly.

    if this is a war how??? we will see death rates going up the same way with the same useless ministers talk rubbish endlessly? that is how its going to be right??

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    It is not our health system is breaking down; rather it is the MTF incompetency that is causing everything to break down.

    LW previously warned we might have 2000 cases per day when they open the doors, but now already going to 4000, meaning their estimates were WRONG, they were unprepared, they are simply not up to the task of handling the situation. And their boss is still very quiet, hor?

    Tech: Still within acceptable limit lar, didn’t MTF said to prepare for 5000? Even if the figures go past 8000, then they will say prepare for 10,000, and so on and so forth. So nothing to worry.

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  • C’est la vie:

    ***
    All of these unqualified overpaid “experts” have consistently made outlandish and outrageous statements in relation to Covid and SG, … very much in line with the Supreme Leader’s unprompted announcement, at the very beginning, with, … “this Wuhan virus does not appear to be as deadly as SARS” !!!
    ***
    ******

    Tech: If by “qualify” you meant reading from a script, then Ah Meng would also qualify. lol

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  • opposition dude:

    That’s how PAP works, tell you something beforehand considered as cover backside liao so can sweep everything under the carpet. They are the ones who let this pandemic endemic get out of control and aren’t doing much to reduce the number of cases. We have already had a few days where cases are 3000 and above so who knows how much longer this will go for?

    So to them when they say to expect 3200/5000 cases daily they just say can liao. it goes to show just how bo chup they are, you don’t even see an apologetic face from them on tv.

    They will pay dearly for this in the next election.

    Tech: Maybe some of them will not be around come the next GE. The C19 no give face to LEEders one and if they are within bitting distance, bite they will. And since the C19 in are more deadlier to those oldies but goodies, once kenna bitten, almost certainly ICU and even up the lorry one. At the current rate of infection, which corner or hole in Sinkieland is safe?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    TRE Techie:
    This Mak looks so like another talent named Umbrage Ng and both possess the same talent, the ability to talk cawk sing song but when it comes to the real action, everything they touch fails miserably.

    Heard this joker is a PhD wor, unfortunately, all the half-baked policies and rubbish that he has been implementing and uttering, even a medical student in China would have done a better job than him.

    Putting this joker in the same paragraph is an insult to the Medical students in China!

    This joker is a spineless advisor in the MTF. He has to look at the faces of the bosses before he dared to utter something.

    Tech: Err… I think the clowns at MTF don’t even have the chance to “look at the faces of the bosses”, they were handed a script to read from. It is a job that even anyone picked off the streets of China and paid a bottle of beer can do.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    “With many follow-up visits and elective operations postponed to accommodate the rising number of Covid-19 patients, it will take months for hospitals to catch up with the backlog.”

    So, @Dr Kenneth Mak, can the hospitals still can handle 5000 Covid19 cases daily now?

    So those patients with chronic illnesses and non-Covid cases have to suffer longer or die without treatment?

    And the MTF did mentioned they can handle some “leakage”. Is it still a “leakage” or a flood now?

    @Dr. Mak, the whole MTF is “looking at you”!!

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  • MarBowling:

    TRE Techie:
    October 9, 2021 at 5:46 am (Quote)
    This Mak looks so like another talent named Umbrage Ng and both possess the same talent, the ability to talk cawk sing song but when it comes to the real action, everything they touch fails miserably.

    Heard this joker is a PhD wor, unfortunately, all the half-baked polices and rubbish that he has been implementing and uttering, even a medical student in China would have done a better job that him.

    Response: well said. For quite some time, was wondering where the Hell did this Prof off-the-Mark, and those jokers of the Expert Committee, obtain all the relevant data before they summarized and hand them to the World Class Ministerial Trash Force of the 3 STOOGES for their DAILY REPORT OUTPUT for the people consumption!

    Either BEFORE every submission, they have a TEAM of so-called Scientists and Experts conducting, surveying, monitoring and SCREWING the Whole Holee Covid19 situation in some SECRET LABS and places OR THESE JOKERS ACTUALLY ARE DEPENDING ON FEEDBACK, DATA AND WHAT NOT, SOLELY SUPPLIED BY THE CDC AND FDA OF UNCLE SAM AND OF COURSE WHO THE HELL FOR ALL THE VITAL HOLEE INFO AND DATA FOR INPUT TO THEIR HIGHER UP!

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  • Tough job:

    The MTF team has a tough job lah..
    A thankless one.
    Hard to please two opposing camps…open also die…don’t open also die…
    Winner ? The mutated Covid Virus and the drugs companies.
    Maybe like China,should take back all the profits from the drug companies under common prosperity policy.

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  • Ward 174:

    COI

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  • Ucmi:

    Ah yah….. Got chance just design flat like hospital ward.

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  • Realistically:

    Brace yourselves for more new cases of infection and more DEATHS………as the emperor without clothes has thrown in the towel to with the new suka suka policy ……….no longer even pretend to “MANAGE” the COVID-19 pandemic…………..

    The reason to be must be obvious…….running out of money …… of which LOSSES at Temasek Holdings and GIC must have reduce that of revenue contributing source ………..still wonder why ki chiu’s sombre message October last year…….

    You have been forewarned……..I told you so.

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  • Trust only myself:

    The useless medical director is telling people gov intended only to take care of the 2% serious cases in hospitals and the rest with mild or no symptoms can take care of themselves at home.

    Seriously if the covid is free to roam without control or with negligible control how many patients will there be out of 5 millions? 2% is 100,000 so they are planning for the medical services to treat 100,000 serious cases over the next few months?

    Tech: And by extention of the 5 million infected, about 10,000 would be dead.

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  • OperationWarpSpeed:

    https://t.me/SpecialQForces

    Know Qanon and the reason to clean up corrupt globalist pedophile Satanist. The covid lane will send them directly to GITMO for execution. Do not board the plane at this time.

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  • opposition dude:

    Tech: Maybe some of them will not be around come the next GE. The C19 no give face to LEEders one and if they are within bitting distance, bite they will. And since the C19 in are more deadlier to those oldies but goodies, once kenna bitten, almost certainly ICU and even up the lorry one. At the current rate of infection, which corner or hole in Sinkieland is safe?

    Doesn’t matter which bugger dies or retires, a replacement will be found easily. What matters more is them losing their GRCs and having the monkeys being kicked outwith more opposition being voted in.

    For now we are all observing how things go as and when news breaks. If it isn’t another wave descending upon us then it’s some new medicine in the news. It remains to be seen just how effective Merck’s pill will be though so let’s see how things pan out next year.

    Tech: Unfortunately, the current system no need for by-election in GRC even if only left 1 MP. Else I reckon if call for by-election in ANY GRC, chances are the PAPies will lose it, given the current despair situation in Sinkieland.

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  • Ownself agenda plus arrogance:

    Ownself praise ownself is the forte of idiots n incompetence.
    Just you wait, the next platform would be scapegoat hunting.
    LKY desperate n got his cotton sheep accountable children to wake up his daft supporter to the Gorillarised DHS ‘s j*n* dynasty agenda n CBs n to seek their daft support to maintain his nepotic aspiration. Unfortunately his daft supporters r so blooodly stupid not to understand n vote the pandemically crisis depending FG in for another terms. Where r the billions gone n his designated grandson seeking refuge in trumpic land, pinky n gorilla ways of saving lky image?
    Would stupid supporters be given another chance to heed his massage or would he rather save his badly FG n GDHS soiled image raise his sword again but this time not heading for dare to be different or Jeya gang but his dhs ++, cotton sheep, coi stupidus defender, the covid arrogant cess n his traitorous CBs
    How abt it? The FG seems not having woory of their oldies for they r gone with lao li so wouldn’t the FGcess be next in line?

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  • Realistically:

    The latest statistics on the COVID-19 pandemic as on 9 October 2021 show that there were 3703 new cases and 11 deaths in SINKaPOOR whereas the figures for Taiwan were: 7 new cases and ZERO deaths.

    Sinkies should ask how this was possible even when the emperor without clothes is being paid more than $2 million whereas Taiwan’s President and her official are each paid only a fraction of what the emperor without clothes pays himself and his regime members.

    As I’ve been saying constantly over the years and the reason for using the term SINKaPOOR, SINKaPOOR is running out of money and I’ve read that the emperor without clothes wants to charge sinkies for the C-19 tests and that he is also considering ways t raise revenue by taxing the rich. So expect GST to rise soon……….maybe would go up to 12% soon after that.

    Tech: IMHO, as long as MTF REFUSES to adopt a zero-C19 policy like NZ, HK, Taiwan and China, Sinkieland will continue to see rising infection figures c/w more deaths. Since there is no such thing as “herd immunity” (since those infected can be re-infected and re-infected and re-infected), Sinkieland will be an island so infected and infested with the C19 that people from other zero-C19 countries would shun it like a plague. So the question is: Open up to who and why should people from a zero-C19 country come to Sinkieland to live with the virus, risking serious injuries and death?

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  • Gym:

    I thought ordinary citizens are stupid.

    Our administrator even worse!

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