949 Clinics to Be Open During CNY 2020 Period; 15 Clinics Will Open 24 Hours

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Some people tend to be sick only during the Chinese New Year period, but for some reason, they don’t need to visit the doctor.

For these people, they’re just 避ing年, so this article isn’t relevant to them. Let’s just let them be sick every Chinese New Year.

But for others, we might really fall sick during Chinese New Year, especially if you’re the type who likes to down ten bak kwas at one go and still shout “pong” loudly during your mahjong sessions.

If so, bookmark this article.

949 Clinics to Be Open During CNY Period; 15 Clinics Will Open 24 Hours

According to a statement by the Ministry of Health, 949 general practitioner (GP) clinics will be open during the Chinese New Year public holidays from 24 to 27 January 2020 at various times.

Lest you didn’t know, 24 January is Chinese New Year Eve, and 28 January is the first working day after Chinese New Year.

The ministry has compiled a list of all the clinics that would be open, though it’s recommended that you call the clinic before making your way down.

For a full list, you can save this link.


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If not, you can download the HealthHub app (iOS or Android) for the latest update, because there’s an app for everything.

24-Hour Clinics Also Available

Feeling sick at 2am?

Fret not, there are 15 clinics that’ll stay open throughout this festive season, too.

Here’s the list (that is correct as of 23 January 2020):

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MOH encouraged people who feel unwell during the festivities to visit their GP or a 24-hour clinic for minor, self-limiting conditions.

The hospital’s Accident & Emergency (A&E) department are only for serious or life-threatening emergencies, such as chest pain, breathlessness, and uncontrollable bleeding.

And please: don’t call an ambulance if you have a toothache, though anyone who’s had a toothache before might have this thought before.

Which brings us to the next point…

So what to do if you’ve a toothache?

Two Dental Clinics for Emergency Dental Care

All Q&M Dental Clinics are closed from 24 January 2020 from 1pm until 27 January 2020.

But anyone who’s a toothache before will know that you can’t wait a few days.

So, if you need any emergency dental care on 25 or 26 January, you can call one of these two clinics between 9am to 1pm:

Q & M Dental Surgery (Paya Lebar)
10 Paya Lebar Road #04-27 Paya Lebar Quarter Singapore 409057
Tel: 6968 7802

TP Dental Surgeons Pte Ltd
The Penthouse 391B Orchard Road #26-01 Ngee Ann City Tower B Singapore 238874
Tel: 6737 9011

But of course, to avoid a painful Chinese New Year, just make sure you brush your teeth regularly after you makan-ed all those cookies lah.

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