Patient Care Centre @ TTSH
This marked my 1st visit to Patient Care Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 10 Dec 2011. I did not know that there is a Patient Care Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Patient Care Centre is located within the grounds of CDC 1 (near Moulmein Road) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. For more information on Patient Care Centre @ TTSH, please visit http://www.ttsh.com.sg/PCC/
Here’s the food that I tried at Patient Care Centre @ TTSH. Their speciality is Nasi Lemak. Looks Yummy, right? (sorry about my blur picture as it was taken by my handphone and the rice had been covered up by the dishes)
The staff said PCC do have different menu every day for the people who come to PCC to have their meals. 1 meal will cost around $3, depending on the menu.
At Patient Care Centre, they also do sell handicrafts such as Iphone cases, labtop bags, handbags, luggage tags, 2nd handed goods and many more. All the handicrafts are made by the Patients in patient care centre.
Here’s some of the crafts they did in Patient Care Centre.
All proceeds of the sales items will go to Patient care centre. If you are interested to purchase them for gifts or yourself, you can go to 1 of the stall located near Kopitiam at Tan Tock Seng Hospital main atrium area level 1 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to order them.
Here’s a group photo with 3 Ms Universe 2011 finalists, Han, Michael and myself.
Do note that next part of this post may contain mature content for education & awareness purpose.
There was a talk by Dr David Lye (Consultant of Infectious Disease Department in Tan Tock Seng Hospital) on HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and its treatment.
HIV is a lentivirus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Symdrome). Infection of HIV occurs by transferring blood, semen, vaginal fluids, pre-ejaculate or breast milk. Major routes of transmissions are contaminated needles (for drugs abuse or ear piercing, tattoo or draw/inject blood), unsafe sex, breast milk and transmission from infected mother to her baby via perinatal transmission.
However, in order to prevent the worsen of the condition, medication must be taken everyday and people with HIV cannot afford to skip any daily dosage.
As what I know, there are more and more people contracting HIV and only know that they contracted the virus at the later stage. They may not be aware of this and may not know what are the possible ways that they can contract this virus. In fact, some of the cases, this can be prevented and prevent the spreading of this virus to more people if they know it earlier.
There’s an anonymous HIV testing service at DSC at Kelantan Lane (near Jalan Besar food centre) and people can go there for HIV testing and data will be kept confidential. There’s also a mobile van for HIV testing. For more information about HIV testing in Singapore, visit Actions for AIDS website.
HIV cannot be spread by hugging or having a meal together. HIV cannot be spread via saliva too.
The most important is that Prevention is better than cure as the medication can be very expensive nowadays. We must know how to prevent it by practising ABC and do not use contaminated needles. The ABC are:
A – Abstain
B – Be faithful to your partner
C – Use Condom Correctly
Of course, if you have friends or family members who are HIV positive, try not to reject them or shun them. Do show your support by welcoming them and be their voice. Visit http://www.afa.org.sg/bepositive.php on how you can make a difference in their lives.
I also hope that more people will be aware of this and understand more about this. Do spread this message to your friends and family as well.
Here’s a TV commercial featuring Adrian Pang in English:
Here’s the Chinese Version of TV commercial featuring Xiang Yun:
Let’s Be Positive about People Living with HIV.
We can be positive about People Living with HIV.