HealthZone of the Health Promotion Board is a one-stop healthy lifestyle exhibition centre in Singapore where everyone of all ages can learn about good health through interactive displays and acquire skills to practice good health habits for life.
Tours: There is a Health Education Session + Exhibition: Adult: $10.00, Child (3-18) $2.00 and Senior Citizens (60 yrs and above) $2.00.
History: The Infectious Diseases Act (IDA), enacted by Parliament in 1976 and implemented on 1 August 1977, is a piece of legislation that deals with the prevention and control of infectious of diseases in Singapore. The list of notifiable diseases is constantly under review and communicated to all medical practitioners and relevant laboratories. This form of notification, which is vital during outbreaks, is one of the measures provided for by the IDA.
The IDA authorises the Director of Medical Services to order a medical examination and treatment of anyone, who is, or suspected to be a carrier or contact, of an infectious disease. The Director is also empowered to order treatment or even closure of premises such as food establishments, if it is suspected to be the source of transmission of infectious diseases.
Authority is given to the Minister to declare any area within or outside of Singapore as an infected area. Going beyond identifying infected areas, other possible measures stipulated to prevent the importation of infectious diseases at any ports of entry might also be taken.
The IDA has also made immunisation of young children against vaccine-preventable diseases compulsory in Singapore. It is an offence not to vaccinate children against certain diseases. For example, it is compulsory for children to be vaccinated against diseases such as diphtheria within 12 months of their birth, while vaccination against measles should be carried out between one year and two years of age. As prescribed by the IDA, failure to vaccinate against diphtheria and measles carries a punishment of a fine not exceeding $10,000 and/or six-month imprisonment.
Address: Level 2, Health Promotion Board, 3 Second Hospital Avenue, S 168937.
Bus stop number 06029 and 06011: Services 33, 63, 75, 121, 174, 174E, 851 and 970.
Bus stop number 10018: Services 61, 124, 143, 147, 166, 197, 961 and 961C.
MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) Station: Outram Park EW16/NE3/TS17 U/C.
Monday to Saturday
Sunday & Public Holiday
Information is correct as at 09 November 2014. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.