Singapore Hougang HDB residents block to receive free TB screening offers after finding a group of four cases

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Residents and former residents of the 174D Hougang Avenue 1 block will be offered tuberculosis (TB) screening after a group of four people in four different units of the block are diagnosed with the disease, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said yesterday.

The MOH said the voluntary screening is a precautionary measure and will be offered free of charge at the Tuberculosis Control Unit (TBCU) on Moulmein Road from Monday 26 October.

Officials from the TBCU and the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) will also make home visits to all units in the block between Sunday and Tuesday to engage the affected residents and encourage them to come for screening.

During these home visits, residents can make appointments for TB screenings at the TBCU.

Residents who are not at home at the time of the visit can call the TBCU to make an appointment for screening.

Former residents who have recently moved out but have been living in the block since February this year and would like to be screened can call the TBCU hotline at 6248 4430.

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