More than 900 clinics to remain open in Singapore during Chinese New Year
People wait to collect medicine at the Accident and Emergency unit of the National University of Singapore Hospital (NUH) Reuters

Singapore's Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that more than 900 clinics will remain open from Jan 27 to 30 during the Chinese New Year festive period to ensure proper treatment to patients.

The authorities said the members of the public might access the latest list of clinics and their operating hours through the MOH corporate website, MOH's Directory of Licensed Healthcare Institutions, the Agency for Integrated Care's (AIC) Singapore Silver Pages, the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) webpage and the MOH iHealthSg mobile application.

MOH said that people should only seek medical treatment at a hospital's Accident & Emergency (A&E) department for serious emergencies, such as chest pain, breathlessness, and uncontrollable bleeding. For conditions that are not serious or life-threatening, people should visit their General Practitioner or a 24-hour clinic.

The ministry added that for more information on conditions that would require a visit to the A&E department the members of the public can visit the website of the Health Promotion Board.