Shot in the arm for digital health services

Seeing a doctor has taken on a whole new meaning amid the pandemic with plenty of patients keen to keep a distance, which is where digital health app Speedoc comes in.

Prestige Biopharma eyes at least 1.8t won valuation in Korean IPO

SINGAPORE-BASED Prestige Biopharma expects an implied market capitalisation of between 1.8 trillion won and 1.93 trillion won (S$2.2 billion to S$2.3 billion) in its upcoming initial public...

Vaccination drive kicks off, paving way for further reopening

Singapore's national Covid-19 vaccination programme kicked off yesterday, with the first Pfizer-BioNTech jabs being administered to 40 healthcare workers at the National Centre for Infectious...

About 5,500 jobs available in healthcare: MOM

NEARLY 5,500 job openings are on offer in the healthcare sector, with three in four of them being long-term positions.

Singapore Paincare to acquire 40% of KCS Anaesthesia Services for S$2.4m

CATALIST-LISTED pain-care medical services group Singapore Paincare Holdings has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to buy 40 per cent of KCS Anaesthesia Services for S$2.4...

DoctorxDentist culls at least 9,700 doctors' names from its platform

DOCTORXDENTIST, a medical-review and consumer-education Web site, has removed the profiles of at least 9,700 doctors after regulatory and industry bodies criticised the startup and said they may...

Healthtech use surges amid pandemic; now to put the brakes on costs

THE Covid-19 pandemic has prompted greater adoption of technology in the healthcare space to cope with a shortage of medical professionals and safe distancing measures. While the acceleration of...

Achieving breakthroughs in cancer treatment

CANCER treatment has made great strides over the years, with conventional ways like chemotherapy gradually making way for progressive ones that hold promise of greater effectiveness.

Singapore Medical Council may take legal action against DoctorxDentist

THE Singapore Medical Council (SMC) may take legal action against online platform DoctorxDentist, after the startup failed to meet demands made by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and SMC.

DoctorxDentist's headache grows as MOH, medical bodies lean on platform

THE Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) have stepped in to correct statements made by review platform DoctorxDentist in an ongoing dispute between the startup and over...

Listed healthcare groups stand to gain from rising Covid-19 tests

WITH Covid-19 tests becoming more commonplace as Singapore gradually resumes more economic and community activities, Singapore listed healthcare companies are expected to benefit.