Patients' accounts sought to tell CDC's story

Ward 1 of the Communicable Disease Centre was a C-class open-concept ward that had single beds for patients and was surrounded by greenery.
Ward 1 of the Communicable Disease Centre was a C-class open-concept ward that had single beds for patients and was surrounded by greenery.PHOTO: CHEW SUOK KAI
Ward 76 of the Communicable Disease Centre in Moulmein Road where HIV patients were treated.
Ward 76 of the Communicable Disease Centre in Moulmein Road where HIV patients were treated.PHOTO: CHEW SUOK KAI

Researchers want to document Communicable Disease Centre's role in S'pore's healthcare history

For more than 100 years, it was the place for the sick who had diseases so dangerous that they needed to be kept from infecting other people.

Behind the doors of the Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) in Moulmein Road, out of the eye of the frightened public, patients got well or died, their stories of pain and tragedy playing out alongside the selfless care they received.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2019, with the headline 'Patients' accounts sought to tell CDC's story'. Print Edition | Subscribe