SMA's COVID-19 Effort


Most recent resources, guide and advisory from SMA

SMA statement on MOM advisory on COVID-19 - testing of migrant workers

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8 Jul 2020

SMA provided an update to members, regarding 3 areas.

  1. SMA approached 3 providers of professional indemnity, to check on coverage for doctors if they conduct volunteer work at foreign worker dormitories.
  2. We note that MOH has also extended indemnity “to the extent not covered by any existing insurance, indemnity or compensation schemes”.
  3. SMA also asked MOH regarding a point of contact for issues relating to any potential claim.
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13 May 2020

The Chapter of Otorhinolaryngologists and the Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Singapore have issued a joint statement on Anosmia in COVID-19. This is in line with the recent inclusion of anosmia as a symptom of COVID-19 in the MOH Case Definition. SMA had assisted to circulate this to our members


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28 Apr 2020

Telemedicine

Leveraging on Telemedicine during an Infectious Disease Outbreak Browse PDF
Telemedicine Quickstart Guide in COVID-19 Browse Guideline
12 Feb 2020

Visitor Resource Pamphlet

For public dissemination - Visitor Resource Pamphlet during COVID-19 Browse PDF
12 Feb 2020

SMA e-News Special Issue on 2019-nCoV

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03 Feb 2020

A Collection of open-access SMJ articles on the COVID-19 outbreak

The CONVID-19 Article

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Psychological Wellness And Support

Singapore Psychiatric Association - mental health support for doctors in Singapore

List of psychiatrists/counsellors who can see doctors either for informal support or medical consultation
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GP Plus Co-operative Limited - A team of psychiatrists is here to help

Email us at caringlove@gpplus.coop

Psychologist support and counselling for HCWs

List of Psychologists from Singapore Psychological Society
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Better Life Psychological Medicine Clinic
Pro-bono services. Contact clinic at 6250-8077 or 8399-2023

Healing Space Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Pro-bono services on weekdays evening (6 pm - 9 pm, last appointment at 8 pm)
Special rates for weekends appointment - S$90 (U.P S$120).

Zenith Medical Clinic
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Documents

WellCARE Peer Support Programme

Taking care of my mental health (for HCW)
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Burnout Infographic
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Courtesy of Woodlands Health Campus.
16 Apr 2020

TTSH Mental Health Tips for COVID

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Credit to TTSH Dept of Psychiatry
02 Mar 2020

Additional Resources & Useful Links

Resources

Free Digital Covid-19 Contact Tracing Form For Medical Clinics, courtesy of CusJo. Updated with the latest Ministry of Health Suspect Case Definition, as at the 14th of April 2020

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IHiS patient risk profile portal, to help clinics triage and promptly identify patients with COVID-19 symptoms

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[NUS] COVID-19: Updates from Singapore is a weekly webcast forum for leading clinicians, scientists, public health officials and policy makers with expertise in SARS CoV-2 and its associated infection COVID-19 to share insights into their field of study.

Episodes will include updates on world and regional COVID-19 related epidemiology, a detailed COVID-19 topic review by a different guest lecturer each week, followed by a panel discussion and audience questions. Additionally, polls taken during the webinar will provide audience members an opportunity to share their experiences with fellow attendees and faculty.

17 September 7:00-8:00PM
Catch It Live
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Watch Past Episodes On Youtube
Watch On Youtube

Upcoming Episode Topic: COVID-19 Pandemic - September 2020: The Final Episode

Food & Beverage promotions for healthcare workers [please click on the links below to see promotion T&C]

Useful Link

Singapore Government’s Factually website is an excellent news source that counters speculation and hyperbole

https://www.gov.sg/factually?topic=Health

Ministry of Health Singapore’s website on the 2019-nCoV provides, at a glance, information on the number of infected individuals and the DORSCON level, among other things

https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19

The Gov.sg WhatsApp channel provides a stream of updates on the spread of the virus and what precautions need to be taken

http://bit.ly/36FW9i1

The World Health Organization webpage on COVID-19.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Dedicated pages of medical journals such as the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine also provide periodic updates on latest literature on the virus.

https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus
https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus

MOH Alerts (accessible only via Internet Explorer)

https://mohalert.moh.gov.sg/welcome.do

Lianhe Zaobao (联合早报) Broken Link

http://bit.ly/2Ubmf9W

SMA's footprint during the COVID-19 Outbreak

SMA's distribution of donated Face Shields to PHPC, SASH, ILI and other private clinics.

SMA's letter to clinics receiving the face shields
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The face shields came about through the generous donation of Meek & Lowly Trust (a charitable trust by Dr & Mrs Low Lee Yong) in appreciation of the sacrifices made by our frontline GP & nurses during this Covid-19 Pandemic. With Ministry of Health’s support in the distribution and logistics, we are pleased to provide these face shields for your clinic’s use during this period of time. We hope that these shields will provide you greater peace of mind as we face this pandemic together.

5 May 2020

The Ministry of Health has set up the SG Healthcare Corps to support our healthcare and community care professionals in this fight. We would like to appeal for your support to stand ready in the fight against COVID-19 to protect the people in Singapore, by joining the SG Healthcare Corps.

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30 Apr 2020

SMA correspondences with the Singapore Medical Council on CME requirements during this period

SMA's letter to the Singapore Medical Council
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13 Apr 2020
SMC's reply to the SMA
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27 Apr 2020
SMC's issued circular on Raised Continuing Medical Education (CME) Cap for Category 3A and Core Points for COVID-19 related CME Activities
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28 Apr 2020

SMA letter to Multi-Ministry Taskforce on childcare arrangements for healthcare workers

1st letter
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10 Apr 2020
Thank you letter
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11 Apr 2020

The Straits Times Forum: Key to stay united in fight against Covid-19

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3 Apr 2020

Bring Your Own Bottle' Hand Sanitiser Distribution Exercise for registered medical/dental clinics and CFPS/SDA/SMA members

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13 Mar 2020

The Straits Times: Post a note or drawing to support healthcare workers fighting coronavirus outbreak

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28 Feb 2020

TimeOut Singapore: National Gallery Singapore launches campaign to encourage Singapore's healthcare workers

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27 Feb 2020

The Straits Times Forum: Healthcare staff covers whole range of people

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14 Feb 2020

SG Art for Healthcare Workers #sgartforhcw

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13 Feb 2020

Leveraging on Telemedicine during an Infectious Disease Outbreak

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Telemedicine Quickstart Guide in COVID-19

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12 Feb 2020

[For public dissemination] Visitor Resource Pamphlet during COVID-19

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12 Feb 2020

2019-nCoV - Update of suspect case definition

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5 Feb 2020

The Big Read in short: Fighting the Wuhan coronavirus with lessons from Sars crisis - SMA's comments

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1 Feb 2020

Forum: Medical profession more prepared for outbreaks after Sars experience

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29 Jan 2020

Add on Sale of Surgical masks - [Update for 29 Jan] CFPS and SMA Sale of Surgical masks to keep the healthcare system going!

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29 Jan 2020

3rd run of the Sale of 3M™ N95 masks on 29 Jan - [Update for 29 Jan] CFPS and SMA Sale of N95 masks to keep the healthcare system going!

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28 Jan 2020

2nd run of the Sale of 3M™ N95 masks on 28 Jan - [Updates of stock status] CFPS and SMA Sale of N95 masks to keep the healthcare system going!

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28 Jan 2020

2nd run of the Sale of 3M™ N95 masks on 28 Jan - CFPS and SMA Sale of N95 masks to keep the healthcare system going!

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27 Jan 2020

Joint SMA-CFPS Circular regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus

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27 Jan 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus in China - updated changes to the suspect case criteria information for Doctors

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24 Jan 2020

1st run of the Sale of 3M™ N95 masks on 24 Jan - Is your clinic well equipped for this CNY weekend? SMA and CFPS are here to help!

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23 Jan 2020

Maintaining a Supply of Personal Protective Equipment

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21 Jan 2020