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MOH calls out Facebook post by Gilbert Goh over alleged Covid-19 cases mishandled by hospitals

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has called out a Facebook post made on Nov 1 by activist Gilbert Goh about two supposed medical cases that had been mishandled by hospitals here, saying that there are no cases that match the descriptions in the post.

MOH calls out Facebook post by Gilbert Goh over alleged Covid-19 cases mishandled by hospitals

The Ministry of Health has invited Mr Gilbert Goh (pictured) to provide details of cases where hospitals allegedly mishandled Covid-19 patients, so that it can follow up on them accordingly.

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has called out a Facebook post made on Nov 1 by activist Gilbert Goh about two supposed medical cases that had been mishandled by hospitals here, saying that there are no cases that match the descriptions in the post.

“These are serious allegations. We invite Gilbert Goh to come forward and provide us with the details of the patients and alleged cases, so that we can follow up accordingly,” MOH said in a Facebook post on Monday (Nov 8).

Mr Goh shared a post on Nov 1, in which the person who posted claimed that a friend’s sister-in-law, who was aged below 50 and had underlying health problems, had died from Covid-19 after being sent home twice from a hospital’s accident and emergency (A&E) department.

The post also claimed that a 20-year-old woman with asthma was sent home from the A&E department despite experiencing shortness of breath.

MOH said: “Based on our records, there are no cases that matched the descriptions in the post.”

“We wish to remind members of public that transparency and accuracy of information undergirds public confidence in a pandemic crisis,” MOH added.

“Hence, when sharing personal experiences by individuals, we need to ensure that they are substantiated, so that the public does not end up consuming rumours and untruths.”

TODAY has reached out to Mr Goh for comment.

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