Pre-emptive steps to curb infectious diseases

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 52/2018] Reply from MOH Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill that will increase our responsiveness to infectious diseases. The most effective responses to infectious diseases are steps that are taken pre-emptively to curb the risk of any emerging threats. The Bill provides the stakeholders with the necessary powers to respond ahead of time of any outbreaks,....

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Protecting frontline staff from infectious diseases

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 14 JAN 2019 Reply from MOH   Mr Speaker Sir I rise to support the Bill. We are a busy cross-road for international air and sea transport. Millions of tourists pass through our shores by air, land and sea. Hence, we need to take steps to closely monitor and implement measures on how infectious diseases can be controlled to protect the health of our local population.....

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Green NDP, household income of students and secondhand smoke

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng, 19-20 Nov 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Defence (a) what measures are being taken to reduce single-use plastics in National Day Parade (NDP) 2019; and (b) whether the Ministry will consider providing only reusable items with minimal packaging in the NDP 2019 fun pack. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will consider waiving the requirement for ex-spousal consent on who can list the children as occupiers in a HDB flat application if the ex-spouse has already purchased a private property or a HDB flat following the divorce.....

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Hawkers, homes and retirement

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 19-20 Nov 2018 1. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) how many hawkers have taken part in the Incubation Stall Programme; (b) how many will be continuing beyond the incubation period; and (c) for those who will not continue, what are the reasons and how will the Ministry address them. 2. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) what challenges do hawkers face under the social enterprise hawker centres initiative;....

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