Aljunied MP Pritam Singh recovers from dengue, will attend Parliament on Friday

Aljunied Member of Parliament (MP) Pritam Singh has recovered from dengue and will be attending the opening of Parliament on Jan 15, 2016.
Aljunied Member of Parliament (MP) Pritam Singh has recovered from dengue and will be attending the opening of Parliament on Jan 15, 2016.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Aljunied Member of Parliament (MP) Pritam Singh has fully recovered from a bout of dengue, and will be attending the opening of Parliament on Friday (Jan 15), he told The Straits Times.

His 10-month-old daughter, who also contracted the virus, was discharged on Wednesday (Jan 13), he said.

"I am much better and back in action. My daughter was discharged yesterday, so that means a week of rest for her," he wrote in an email.

He added: "I think she is glad to be home too."

 
 

Mr Singh, 39, said that he has recovered fully, and will be attending the opening of Parliament on Friday when Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam will give the traditional President's Address.

He has also been dealing with town council issues and said on Facebook that he went on house visits at Bedok Reservoir Road on Wednesday night.

Mr Singh said in a Facebook post on Jan 10 that he and his daughter were warded for dengue over the Christmas period.

He wrote then: "I was warded over the Christmas period for dengue fever for the first time, and the experience made me understand why dengue fever is also referred to as 'bone-breaking' fever. But what is worse than dengue fever is seeing your 10-month old baby girl hospitalised for dengue fever as well."

He also said there had been a spike in the number of cases of dengue where he lives - Kembangan-Chai Chee.

A number of areas near Chai Chee, Eunos and Bedok are yellow zones, according to the National Environment Agency's website.

Yellow zones are "high-risk area with less than 10 cases".

There has been a sharp increase in the number of dengue cases in Singapore recently.

Dengue cases reached a new high of 554 in the week between Jan 3 and Jan 9, while 458 - the highest in 2015 - was reported from Dec 27 to Jan 2.