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Singapore: CPR Assistance Rate Doubled over 2 Years: Prof Marcus Ong


Singapore: More Singaporeans are putting their cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training to use. The proportion of cardiac arrest victims receiving bystander CPR assistance has doubled from 20 to 40 per cent over the last 2 years, according to Associate Professor Marcus Ong, medical director of the Ministry of Health\'s Unit for Pre-hospital Emergency Care (Upec). He did not give figures.
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Singapore: Ambulances Reached 83% of Emergency Cases within 11 Minutes: MHA


Singapore: Despite the high volume of emergency ambulance calls made in 2014, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to 83 per cent of cases within 11 minutes, said Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Amrin Amin on Friday (January 29).\r\nThat was an improvement over 2013, when it met that bar in 78 per cent of cases. The figures for 2015 are still being finalised and will be released in February, said Mr Amrin, in response to a question from Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC Tan Wu Meng. 
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Singapore: Woman helps save man using new SCDF phone app


A woman who teaches cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) helped save the life of a cardiac arrest victim after being alerted to him by a phone app.The myResponder app, a collaboration between SCDF and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, alerts qualified volunteers to nearby cardiac arrest cases within 400m of their location and the nearest available AED.
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Singapore: App Calls for Emergency Aid with One Click


A new app that helps you dial 999 with the press of a button and sends your particulars and location directly to the police may be a lifesaver. It can also send a message to your family, alerting them to the emergency.\r\nThe app, Call Police, was on display on 10 March at the Singapore Polytechnic\'s annual Project Showcase featuring more than 200 third-year student projects.
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Singapore: Hospital of the Future\' Farrer Park Hospital opens in Singapore


Singapore\'s newest private healthcare service provider Farrer Park Hospital has opened its doors on Wednesday (March 16) to serve patients in Singapore and from abroad.\r\nHealth Minister Gan Kim Yong officiated the opening ceremony and welcomed the latest addition which will provide patients with more choices of medical care. The 220-bedded medical facility is part of a fully integrated hospital-hotel complex named Connexion that is built directly above the Farrer Park MRT station.
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