Ministry of Health (Singapore)
The Ministry of Health (abbreviation: MOH; Chinese: 卫生部; Malay: Kementerian Kesihatan; Tamil: சுகாதார அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for providing information, raising health awareness and education and ensuring and monitoring the accessibility and quality of healthcare services provided to the citizens and nationals of Singapore. In addition, it is also involved in the control of illness and disease in the country, coordinating the utilisation of resources and expertise where necessary.
|Jurisdiction||Government of Singapore|
|Headquarters||16 College Road, College of Medicine Building, Singapore 169854|
|Motto||Championing a Healthy Nation|
|Annual budget||S$11.72 billion (2019)|
The Ministry is headed by the Minister for Health, who is appointed as part of the Cabinet of Singapore.
|Portrait||Minister||Start of Term||End of Term||Political Party||Ref.|
|A.J. Braga||1955||1959||Singapore People's Alliance|
|Ahmad Ibrahim||5 June 1959||1961||People's Action Party|
|Kenneth Michael Byrne||1961||1963|
|Yong Nyuk Lin||1963||1968|
|Chua Sian Chin||1968||1974|
|Toh Chin Chye||1975||1981|
|Goh Chok Tong||1981||1982|
|Howe Yoon Chong||1982||1984|
|Tony Tan Keng Yam||1985||1986|
|Yeo Cheow Tong||1988||1994|
|Yeo Cheow Tong||1997||1999|
|Lim Hng Kiang||1999||2003|
|Khaw Boon Wan||2003 (Acting)||2004|
|Gan Kim Yong||21 May 2011||14 May 2021|||
|Ong Ye Kung||15 May 2021||Incumbent|||
HIV data leakEdit
On 28 January 2019, sensitive information including names, identification numbers, phone numbers, addresses and HIV test results of 12,400 HIV-positive people were leaked online after an ex-Ministry of Health staff, Ler Teck Siang had mishandled the information. The ex-staff, the former head of National Public Health Unit, had access to the information and did not comply with Ministry of Health's security guidelines. Ler downloaded the information on to a personal thumb drive, which his then-boyfriend Mikhy K Farrera Brochez had leaked online subsequently. Minister of Health, Gan Kim Yong, also explained that the information was not announced earlier, in order to safeguard the patients' well-being.
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