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10 Responses to “Join Us!”

  1. john doe said

    SG NKF Saga Retro video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiApIgH1Vr8

  2. Hi John Doe,

    Thanks for the url link. Nice video.. 🙂

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  3. Teddy Teddy said

    God will punish those whose hands are involved in the killing of Tochi. Their children and their children, children will always meet there waterloos from generation to generation. I curse them from this day to the end of age. God will visit them and their families as the blood of this boy will be on their heads till end of age.

  4. Yeo Toon Joo said

    I am an ex-journalist looking for a platform that’s credible and honest, pro-Singapore but not sycophantic, bold but not scurrilous. Yours looks like a possibility.

    If you are in media and government you might know my background.

    Before I write or post anything on your site, I need to know more about you, and who are your backers.

    If you feel inclined to respond, you may do so directly via email.

  5. Hi Toon Joo,

    Thank you for visiting theonlinecitizen.

    I’ve sent you a reply through email.

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  6. bic-cherry said

    Staying together… leaving our dialysis patients behind. Ethical?
    Expensive ministerial salaries we can pay… but expensive dialysis treatments they won’t subsidize (leaving the job to NKF/ public donations)… whose decision is it to deprive dialysis patients of life sustaining treatments/ subsidies?

    “Dialysis is a method of removing toxic substances (impurities or wastes) from the blood when the kidneys are unable to do so. Dialysis is most frequently used for patients who have kidney failure, … This technique can be life saving in people with acute or chronic kidney failure”. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003421.htm

    Moving ahead towards a ‘first class living environment’ (see budget 2007 website)… but leaving the dialysis patients to fend for themselves (pay or die)…. How unkind…

    Gov gives (without means testing) a 65- 80% inpatient subsidy, (http://www.moh.gov.sg/corp/about/newsroom/pressreleases/details.do?id=42500097 )65% day surgery subsidy and 50% specialist out patient clinic subsidy… so why cannot dialysis treatment costs be govt subsidized?..(Cost of dialysis: http://www.nkfs.org/subsidies.php ).

    Are some Singaporeans more human then others? Why the differences in subsidies for equally life sustaining treatments?

    What gives these high caliber PAP ministers the right to deprive Singaporeans of important life sustaining treatments? What are the reasons for some treatments not to be subsidized? Is the high kidney failure rate due primarily to poor primary healthcare provision and accessibility? After all: Singapore has worst patient-doctor ratio amongst developed countries: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/070221/1/46tr4.html , so whose fault is it that they developed kidney failure: the patient or the gov? Whatever it is… these people die without treatment.

    GCT @ NDP rally 2000:
    ”Suppose we find a suitable man from among the best. How do we pay him? The top 8 bankers earned between $2.2 million and $4.5 million each in 1998. This excludes foreign bankers and owners of banks. The top 8 accountants earned between $2.0 million and $2.3 million. A Minister at Staff Grade I, however, is paid about $1 million, less than half what the 8th highest paid banker and accountant earned. Moreover, while the Minister pays taxes like the bankers and accountants, he does not have a corporate car and a chauffeur. He also pays his own medical bills and hospital fees. … … Should we then settle for people of lesser calibre? http://www.gov.sg/nd/ND00.htm

    – 19.10.2001: Singapore has the world’s fourth-highest rate of diabetes, http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/magazine/life/1,8782,179116,00.html
    – 12.11.05: Dr Balaji: Speech: Singapore has a high rate of kidney failure: http://www.moh.gov.sg/corp/about/newsroom/speeches/details.do?id=34668592
    – “From 1Oct2006, patients can use their Medisave to pay for part of their outpatient treatment for diabetes”: http://www.hpb.gov.sg/health_articles/medisave_diabetes/index.htm [help for diabetics abit too late?]
    – NKF: Only about 10 cents out of every charity dollar went towards subsidizing patients’ direct treatment costs in 2003: (19.12.05: http://www.singapore-window.org/sw05/051219re.htm )

    – NKF: “patients enjoy an excellent survival rate of more than 94% at the end of one year, one of the highest worldwide”- http://www.nkfs.org/medical_programmes.php

    – “…I regret making the decision because, in the end, the baby continued to be in intensive care, and KKH now runs up a total bill of more than $300,000…” – Lim Hng Kiang, regretting the decision to save a baby’s life because KKH ran up a $300,000 bill
    http://groups.google.com.sg/group/soc.culture.singapore/msg/f4739dba35c7c6fc?dmode=source&hl=en — (Is Lim HK a top accountant?)
    – Singapore Prime Minister’s Basic Salary (2000) US$1,100,000 (SGD1, 958,000) http://www.yeocheowtong.com/Salaries.html (= cost of 85.3 dialysis patients/ pa) NKF dialysis rates.
    – If life sustaining treatments are not part of basic healthcare: then what is?: “Patients are expected to co-pay part of their medical expenses … At the same time, Government subsidies help to keep basic healthcare affordable.” http://www.moh.gov.sg/corp/financing/overview.do
    http://www.gov.sg/ SG gov: “Integrity, Service, Excellence”, life saving dialysis not subsidised. — High calibre, no ethics.

  7. Terence Cheong said

    with regards to impending civil servants hefty pay increases, and ministers pay lagging behind :

    I thought one would frequently heard of new PAP politicans when asked why they chose to go into politics, is that they invariably answered that ‘oh i have benefited from the system, thats why now i am willing to give back (‘with not much lost of high pay’); or another would say ‘ oh, i came from such and such a poor background or suhc an such a situation, we I am willing to come in to speak for them , blah blah blah.’

    So looks like they dont come in to graciously or humbly or benevolently wholeheartedly serve fellow Singaporeans. Do they ?

    Regards

  8. Lai CF said

    hi there,
    You can put it under “The Poor”.
    I hope this contribution si up to your standards.
    cheers.
    lai CF

    *Deleted by editor*

  9. Hi Lai CF,

    Thank you for the article. Our editors are taking a look at it and will get back to you. 🙂

    By the way, you can email us any future articles. Our email address is : theonlinecitizen@gmail.com

    Thanks, again…:)

    Regards,
    Andrew

  10. Lai CF said

    Sure Andrew.

    cheers,
    Lai CF

 
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