Bouquet: Thumbs up to Public Health Service

The National Skin Centre, taken from the Medical Library of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Mandalay Road.
The National Skin Centre, taken from the Medical Library of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine at Mandalay Road.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

I compliment the Singapore Public Health Service for the excellent service it provides.

I have been a patient for many years and have seen major improvement in its services and facilities.

I got a taste of its good service again when I went to the National Skin Centre when I had a swollen foot condition stemming from my eczema.

The doctor prescribed some medication and referred me to an outpatient walk-in clinic on the same day at Bukit Merah Polyclinic to get my swollen foot checked.

I got to see a doctor and was prescribed some medication. I was impressed that even though the two doctors who treated me did not speak to each other, they could access a common database which had the details of my case. They were then able to diagnose my condition and treat me accordingly.

Adrian Tan Ho

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 18, 2019, with the headline 'Bouquet'. Print Edition | Subscribe