Dr Leong Hoe Nam, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

Dr Leong Hoe Nam, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

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29 August 2022
To mask or not to mask?:

It’s officially mask-free days starting Aug 29 (Monday), as it is made optional indoors. But is it okay to do so, especially for people who are still Covid-free. On Prime Time, Bharati Jagdish speaks with Dr Leong Hoe Nam, an infectious disease specialist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore, to find out more

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25 August 2022
What's Trending: Masks off indoors from 29th August

Masks off in indoor areas from 29th August - Vaccines for children aged as young as 6months. These were some of the updates from this morning’s Multi-ministerial taskforce media briefing. Rachel Kelly speaks with Dr Leong Hoe Nam, Infectious Diseases Specialist at the Rophi Clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital for his thoughts on the latest developments.

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26 July 2022
Covid-19 vaccines and symptoms for children

Covid-19 vaccination for children aged between six months and four years will likely be ready towards the fourth quarter of this year. This comes after two children aged up to four were reported to have died from Covid-19 over the past two months. The Afternoon Update's Rachel Kelly speaks to Dr Leong Hoe Nam, Infectious Diseases Physician, Rophi Clinic to find out more about Covid-19 symptoms and vaccines for Children.


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15 July 2022
With a strike of Omicron sub-variants, Covid-19 pandemic is not expected to go away anytime soon

Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 occupied 50-percent of Covid-19 cases reported in Singapore last Tuesday. On Wednesday, the number of  infected individuals tripled. WHO is giving out warnings that this pandemic is not expected to end anytime soon in the near future.

In Prime’s Time, Timothy Go spoke with Dr Leong Hoe Nam, an infectious disease specialist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital to find out more.

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8 July 2022
Health Suites: Importance of vaccines to protect against disease that infected Justin Bieber
On Health Suites, Justin Bieber’s recent experience with Ramsay Hunt syndrome has thrown light on the importance of protection against shingles and herpes zoster virus. Shingles, also known as Herpes Zoster, is a painful disease caused by the reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox that can affect up to 1 in 3 people. Additionally, the risk of shingles can be elevated for up to six months after a COVID-19 diagnosis. Melissa Hyak speaks to Dr Leong Hoe Nam, Senior Consultant Infectious Disease Physician at Rophi Clinic, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital to find out more about this disease and how vaccines are important to protect us against these diseases.

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1 October 2021
Weekly Wrap Up: Is Singapore showing the world what ‘endemic’ should look like?
According to Bloomberg, Singapore has one of the highest vaccination coverage around the world, with over 80 percent of our population inoculated. Despite that, we are not in the midst of battling a record wave of Covid-19 infections just as the country plans to re-open to the world. Is endemic supposed to be like this? If not, what should it look like? The Breakfast Huddle's Elliott Danker and Bharati Jagdish discuss this with Dr Leong Hoe Nam, Infectious Diseases Physician, Rophi Clinic.

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