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    • Please call the 24/7 NS hotline at 1800-3676767 to speak to a customer service officer. 

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    • Refer:

      http://www.mindef.gov.sg/army/bmtgraduation/index.html

       

      Basic Military Training (BMT) marks the beginning of military life for all Singaporean males at the age of 18. It is the transition from fresh-faced teenager to combat soldier.

      They learn basic soldiering skills, which include weapon handling, individual field craft, etc to enhance their survivability in the battlefield.

      Besides the training in basic military skills, Physical Training (PT) lessons are also conducted to build up the soldiers' physique and stamina, to instill a firm sense of discipline and teamwork amongst the soldiers.

      Here on an island off the coast of Changi, the journey from a civilian to soldier begins, the symbolic rite of passage from Boys to Men. Recruits take a Ferry into Pulau Tekong and are enlisted directly to their respective companies, where they will spend the next few months training beside their fellow comrades and commanders

      It is a tough, but rewarding journey, recruits not only learn military skills, but life skills in the process that will benefit them many years ahead.

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    •  

       

      Source:
      www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/atozlistings/army/About_BMT.html

       



      Types of Basic Military Training


      PES A/B1 BMT
      This 9-week programme trains combat-fit recruits in the basic military skills to prepare them for advanced vocational training. The programme includes weapon training with the SAR 21 rifle which will teach recruits technical handling and marksmanship skills; a Battle Inoculation Course that simulates a real battlefield; a Field Camp which develops basic survival skills; progressive training to complete a 24-km route march which builds combat fitness and endurance; and hand grenade training.
      For those who fail to achieve the NAPFA test silver award, they are required to undergo an 8-week Physical Training Phase (PTP) prior to the PES A/B1 BMT.
       
      PES BP BMT
      As evidence has shown that obese recruits are able to achieve optimum fitness levels and weight loss in about 19 weeks, the new BMT programme for recruits with Body Mass Index (BMI) scores exceeding 27.0 will be 19 weeks. This BMT programme is designed to help obese recruits improve their physical fitness progressively while equipping them with basic soldiering skills and knowledge.


      PES B2 BMT
      Enlistees who were PES C1 previously underwent a 7-week BMT programme. The new 9-week PES B2 BMT programme will be conducted for recruits who are medically fit for deployment in selected combat and combat support vocations, such as signal operators, combat medics and naval system operators. These recruits will be given a new medical classification of PES B2, in place of the existing PES C1 classification. This is to ensure that the medical classification of our soldiers is consistent with their deployment. The new 9-week programme will include customised physical training, as well as basic combat training to prepare them for their combat and combat support roles.
       
      PES C BMT
      The 9-week BMT programme will be conducted for PES C recruits. This programme will include light physical training and vocational training to prepare them for combat service support vocations, such as service medic, and those related to logistics and administration.
       
      PES E BMT
      The 4-week BMT programme will be conducted for PES E recruits. This programme will focus on, vocational training as well as National Education, SAF core values, regimentation and discipline to prepare recruits for combat service support vocations.

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      I have checked with FireIce some time ago.

      It has something to do with sgforums' formatting.

      She had noted of this but can't do anything to this technical problem.

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    • NSmen are required to apply for an Exit Permit for overseas trips of 6 months or longer. NSmen who go overseas for more than 14 days but less than 6 months must notify MINDEF of their overseas trips through the MINDEF Notification Centre (MNC). The possession of an Exit Permit or the notification of MINDEF Notification Centre does not absolve NSmen from mobilisation and to report for NS duties when required.

      During mobilisation manning period, NSmen can still travel overseas but are required to seek approval from their unit to be exempted from mobilisation prior to departure. Failing which, disciplinary actions will be taken.

      NSmen who notify MINDEF / MHA are not automatically exempted from ICTs or any NS training and activities. They will have to apply for deferment or disruption from their respective NS units/NSSC if they wish to be deferred or disrupted.

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    • 1. What is this 4G4Good movement about?

      4G4Good movement is an initiative by StarHub Mobile with the goal to do more with 4G by empowering, educating and inspiring as many as possible.

      Between 12 July to 31 August 2014, StarHub Mobile post-paid subscribers can pledge their unused talk-time, mobile data, and SMS from their StarHub Mobile post-paid bill for August 2014 towards the less privileged. StarHub then aims to disburse StarHub Prepaid cards to each beneficiary with a minimum of 80 minutes’ talk-time, 300 SMS and 1GB of data per month for 12 months beginning October 2014. We hope to support up to 500 beneficiaries from the five selected charity organisations, as determined by StarHub.

      2. How can I participate?

      StarHub Mobile post-paid subscribers, who want to participate in the 4G4Good Programme, may pledge unused minutes, data, and SMS from their StarHub Mobile Postpaid line by sending “Opt-in” to 6904 via SMS.

      3. How will I know that my pledge has been received?

      A confirmation SMS will be sent for each successful pledge. Each eligible StarHub Mobile post-paid line is only able to make a pledge once under this Programme.

      4. Which are the adopted charity organisations that StarHub is supporting and why?

      StarHub has selected five charity organisations whose beneficiaries would greatly benefit from access to mobile telecommunication. This would either be due to their reliance on support from caregivers for medical reasons or due to disabilities. Selection of individual beneficiaries would also take into consideration their income status, to help ensure that the truly needy benefit.

      Our adopted charity organisations for this initiative are:

      Asian Women’s Welfare Association

      www.awwa.org.sg

      AWWA, being in its 44th year, served over 5000 clients from infancy as young as 9 months old to seniors at 97 years old. Our mission is to empower the disadvantaged (children with special needs, disabilities, families, elderly & caregivers) to maximise their potential to lead independent and dignified lives.

      Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore

      http://cpas.org.sg/

      Formerly known as Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS), was established in 1957 to provide persons with Cerebral Palsy and multiple disabilities with early intervention, special education, rehabilitation services, day activity centre programmes, vocational training and gainful employment in Singapore. 

      ISCOS (Industrial &Services Co-Operative Society)

      www.iscos.org.sg

      ISCOS (Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd) is a social organisation that helps members (ex-offenders) and their families make positive changes to reintegrate successfully into society. Established in 1989, it has now over 13,000 members who have benefited from various programmes and initiatives ranging from employment and skills training to family-bonding activities.

      Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped

      www.savh.org.sg

      The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) is a voluntary welfare organisation, founded in 1951. Their mission is to help the Visually Impaired help themselves by acquiring new skills and gaining self-reliance to cope with the integration into society.

      Society for the Physically Disabled

      www.spd.org.sg

      The Society for the Physically Disabled works towards the integration of people with disabilities into mainstream society. Through programmes that encompass rehabilitation, employment, training, education, consultation and assessment in assistive technology, day care, and social service support, they work in partnership with people with disabilities to maximise their potential and to help them to be self-reliant and independent.

      You may find out more information about them by clicking on the links.

      5. Can I select the charity organisation I want?

      No, you will not be able to do so. All donations will be disbursed as equitably as possible to the beneficiaries from the charity organisations selected, based on the organisations’ relative requirements.

      6. Will there be any charges for SMS sent?

      There will be no additional SMS charges.

      7. What if I do not have any un-utilised mobile data, minutes or SMS after I have made my pledge?

      No mobile data, minutes or SMS from your postpaid mobile line will disbursed to the beneficiaries if you do not have unused data, minutes or SMS. No money will be deducted from your line as well.

      8. Upon a successful pledge to 4G4Good, will the adopted charity organisations receive more donation if I reduce my talk time/SMS sent/data usage?

      StarHub aims to disperse the donations to each beneficiary per month (for 12 months) as follows:

      • 80 minutes of talktime

      • 300 SMS

      • 1 GB of mobile data

      9. Would I get tax rebate by making a pledge?

      There is no tax rebate as the pledge is intended to support StarHub in the 4G4Good initiative only.

      10. I am on Power Connect mobile plan and my plan allows airtime rollover to next month. Would you stop the rollover if I opt in to pledge?

      No, this is a pledge movement only. The airtime rollover arrangement will continue as per usual.

      11. I am a StarHub TV/ Broadband customer. Why I am not given a chance to support this charity movement?

      This is only applicable for StarHub Mobile customers as we are only looking at the pledging of unused mobile data, minutes and talktime.

      12. Will my name be displayed in somewhere (corporate website) after I pledge?

      We will not be indicating the names of people who have pledged on our website.

      13. How did StarHub decide on the amount to donate to each beneficiary?

      We aim to offer to each beneficiary StarHub Mobile prepaid cards with 80 minutes of talktime, 300 SMS and 1 GB of mobile data each. This is based on our estimation of what an average mobile phone user would need on a monthly basis. This was calculated based on our examination of how much unutilised talk-time, mobile data and SMS StarHub Mobile post-paid customers have on average each month and how many pledges we hope to receive.

      14. What is the minimum amount of pledges that StarHub needs to get before donations take place? (If we get too few pledges, will fewer than 500 beneficiaries get less than the targeted 80 minutes, 300 SMS and 1GB?)

      StarHub will assess the total number of pledges at the end of the campaign to determine if we can meet our target of giving 500 beneficiaries 80 minutes of talk-time, 300 SMS and 1GB of mobile data each month. If fewer pledges are received, we will review the number of beneficiaries instead of the amount of free services for each beneficiary, as the proposed amounts of talk-time, mobile data and SMS are what we feel would be an adequate provision for the beneficiaries' communications needs.

      However, we hope that enough StarHub Mobile post-paid customers will come forward and make their pledge to enable us to reach our intended target of 500 beneficiaries, hence we are kick-starting the drive with our donation to MINDS.

      We urge all StarHub Mobile postpaid customers to show their support and pledge 4G4Good today.

      14. How would I be able to know how much I have donated?

      You may refer to the un-utilized minutes, data and SMS in the monthly bill.

      15. Are there any other ways I can help the beneficiaries?

      You can also donate your old mobile phones, with accompanying charger, to the adopted charity organisations at selected StarHub Shops. Your donated mobile phone will be cleaned and all data removed and sent to the adopted charity organisations for distribution to the beneficiaries on a monthly basis.

      The participating StarHub Shops are

      ·         Tampines Mall

      ·         Bedok Mall

      ·         West Gate

      ·         Plaza Singapura Level 1

      ·         StarHub Green, Level 3 South Wing

      16. How do I donate my old phone?

      Simply approach any of our Hub Consultants in any of the selected StarHub Shops for a 4G4Good envelope to donate.

      Steps:

      • Approach the Hub Consultants for a 4G4Good paper envelope

      • Fill up the required details in and sign the form.

      • Insert your mobile phone (in working condition), the phone charger (in working condition) and signed form into the paper envelope. Seal the 4G4Good bag and drop the bag into the 4G4Good bin located within selected StarHub Shop

      Note: StarHub reserves the right to reject any donated mobile phone. Rejected mobile phones will be treated as e-waste and recycled. Donation of mobile phone is not tax deductible.

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    • The #4Good Movement

      Technology has the power to change lives. Which is why, StarHub is starting #4Good – a movement that empowers you to share the power in your hands.

      As a StarHub Mobile Postpaid subscriber, now you can pledge your unused mobile data, minutes and SMS to good causes. Because at StarHub, we believe technology should be made available to everyone, including those in less privileged situations.

      Make your #4Good pledge now

      To pledge your unused mobile data, minutes and SMS, simply:

      SMS <OPT-IN> to 6904

      Who Can Participate?

      All StarHub Mobile Postpaid customers are eligible to opt in to the #4Good Movement.

      Our Adopted Charities

      From 12 July, when you make your #4Good pledge, StarHub will then provide talktime, mobile data and SMS to a number of beneficiaries from the five 4G4Good charitable organisations:

      Donate your mobile phones

      If you have any mobile phones that are in working condition, and would like to donate them to our adopted charities, simply drop them off at any of these five StarHub Shops.

      • StarHub Green, Level 3, South Wing
      • Tampines Mall 2
      • Bedok Mall
      • West Gate
      • Plaza Singapura Level 1

      There will be collection boxes at the above shops. Simply place your mobile phones and chargers into the envelopes provided, together with the agreement form, and drop them into the collection box.

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    • On Wednesday (July 23), Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announced on Facebook that the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) will be revised to three stations from the current five. This was followed by a media briefing in which Chief of Army, Major-General Perry Lim; Colonel Ng Ying Thong, Assistant Chief of General Staff (Training); and Director, National Service Affairs, Brigadier-General (NS) Tung Yui Fai, took questions on the changes.

      “The main aim was really to have a simpler format that they can train for. That is the main aim,” said the Chief of Army.

      WHAT WILL THE NEW IPPT CONSIST OF?

      Just three stations: A 2.4km run, sit-ups, and a new discipline that will be familiar to all National Servicemen: Push-ups. Gone are the standing broad jump, pull-ups and the shuttle run, in the first change of IPPT format since 1982.

      HOW DOES SCORING WORK?

      Participants will be allocated points for their performance in each of the three stations, with a maximum of 50 points awarded for the 2.4km run and 25 points each for the push-up and sit-up stations – for a maximum score of 100 points.

      The total points that an individual scores in each of the three stations will determine whether he passes or fails, and whether he gets a monetary award. For example, an NSman will need a total of more than 50 points for a pass, and more than 80 points for a Gold award. Commandos, divers and guardsmen will need at least 85 points to score Gold.

      Scoring will also be divided into more age categories, based on smaller age bands of three years each, rather than five. Goodbye, Cat Z.

      WILL THIS MEAN IT’LL BE EASIER TO PASS THE IPPT?

      Defence Minister Ng said on Wednesday that “this new format will make it simpler for NSmen to train for IPPT – and for more to pass”. But as for scoring well …

      Said MG Lim: “In designing the new IPPT format and scoring system, it was very important that we uphold the standards of physical fitness that we require of our soldiers. So, in order to achieve the Gold and Silver standards, it will be just as challenging as before.

      “As to why it seems easier for people who are less fit to get points: This new system is to motivate those who are very fit to excel. We designed it such that for those who really want to score 25 for push-ups or sit-ups, or to score 50 for the run, it becomes more and more difficult.

      “I think that servicemen should give this IPPT format a try first before they come to any conclusions.”

      CAN I FAIL A STATION?

      Yes, if you score zero points. “At the least, NSmen must achieve one point for each of the stations,” said Col Ng.

      WHEN WILL THE CHANGES TAKE EFFECT?

      The new IPPT format will be implemented SAF-wide, for regulars and NSFs as well as NSmen, from April 1, 2015. The Ministry of Home Affairs said on Wednesday the Home Team, consisting of the police and Singapore Civil Defence Forces, will adopt the new format in 2015.

      “A pilot implementation of the new IPPT format will take place from September to November this year. We are looking at around 10 to 12 active units and up to eight NS units who are returning to camp for their In-Camp Training during this period. So we will try to cover servicemen from across all age bands, vocations and gender,” said MG Lim.

      He added that they are prepared to adjust the scoring table after the pilot this year, if needed.

      WHY THE CHANGES?

      First, the combat readiness of soldiers is now being tested in other ways.

      “Over the last few years, we have implemented a revised combat fitness training and test regime for our soldiers and this is in the form of the new standard obstacle course (SOC), vocation obstacle course (VOC) and vocation-related exercises (VRE). Our soldiers also continue to build their combat fitness through route marches as well as participation in field exercises,” said MG Lim. “Having implemented an effective combat fitness regime, we are now able to simplify the IPPT format to one that is still an effective measure of basic physical fitness of our soldiers.”

      Second, it’s a move to make fitness less of a burden, and more of a lifestyle.

      “We want to change the perception of IPPT: From being an imposition on the lives of our NSmen to one that encourages them to make physical fitness and physical training a part of their lifestyles. The format has been simplified such that NSmen can train in their own time without the need for specialised equipment. I think the best outcome for the army is that our NSmen can adopt these three stations as part of their regular exercise regime, such that IPPT is just testing what they do on a regular basis,” said MG Lim.

      WHY PUSH-UPS? WHY WERE THE PREVIOUS THREE STATIONS SCRAPPED?

      “In designing the IPPT format, we wanted to focus on three groups – one is the upper body muscular strength and endurance (push-ups); the second is the core body strength and endurance (sit-ups); and of course, the 2.4km run,” said MG Lim.

      “As for the push-ups station which is new, we take reference from the US Army. And I think you will also have done your research I am sure, that some of the conscript militaries like Korea has also adopted these three stations.”

      “In terms of pull-ups, in our combat fitness training regime, like the SOC and the VOCs, our soldiers are required to execute movements that require them to also manage or carry their body weight. So in that sense chin-ups are taken care of. Also, although it is not tested as part of the three stations, our soldiers in active units and leadership schools will still be doing chin-ups as part of their daily routine.”

      WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE HARDWARE FOR THE DROPPED STATIONS?

      “We’re going to leave the chin up bars there, obviously, because it is still an excellent exercise,” said MG Lim. As for the others – “I don’t see the harm of leaving them there,’ said BG Tung.

      CAN I TAKE THE OLD IPPT STATIONS IF I WANT?

      Yes, for one to two years from April 1, 2015.

      “We’re prepared to give our NSmen an option to do either the existing IPPT format which is the five-station format, or the new IPPT format for another … one to two years after 1 April next year. So they will have an option, depending on which format they are prepared and comfortable with at that point in time,” said MG Lim.

      WHY EXTEND THE IPPT WINDOW TO 12 MONTHS?

      Under the proposed changes, an NSman’s window to take and pass his IPPT is up to a full year from the current nine months, with a further 12 months to complete remedial training. The reason: Flexibility of scheduling, said MG Lim.

      “When we give our NSmen up to 12 months to train for their IPPT and up to 12 months to complete their RT sessions, we also encourage them that they need to do it regularly. That means that you don’t space out all your sessions across all 12 months, but we do tell them that you need to do it within a certain period. It’s just that giving them 12 months will give them some flexibility. They still need to exercise regularly, at least twice a week,” said the Chief of Army.

      WHAT ABOUT IPT AND RT? ANY CHANGES?

      No. "We think that some of our NSmen will still need help as we move to a three-station IPPT format, so we will retain the IPT (IPPT Preparatory Training) as well as the RT (Remedial Training) sessions and conduct them in our Fitness Conditioning Centres. So that will still remain," said MG Lim.

      WILL THIS AFFECT THE PHYSICAL TESTING SYSTEM IN SCHOOLS?

      At the tertiary levels, yes, but it’s not yet clear to what extent. And not so much at Primary and Secondary School. 

      Said MG Lim: “In terms of the actual details, we’re still working out with the Ministry of Education.”

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    • FYI, PES is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PULHHEEMS.


      1) Go to Public Hospital / Private Specialist.

      Note: You will be classified as a subsidised patient if your first visit is via:

      • Referral letter from a Government Restructured Hospital under subsidised status, A&E, Polyclinic or SAF, without specifying a specialist by name.
      • Discharge from inpatient class B2 or C without specifying a specialist by name.


      2)
       Consult specialist, and do whatever medical check ups required. E.g. physical exam, blood test, x-ray, CT scan, MRI scan.

       

      3) Specialist gave a finalised clinical diagnosis.

       

      4) Get the specialist to write you a memo which is to be given to SAF MO. Those who can and are willing to spend some more money can get him/her to write you a specialist report, which is more precise and detailed.

      Note: For not to waste time and money, please be more direct yet humble. Request the specialist to write aboutreviewing of PES and medical board / anything specific such as any excuses to your conditions.

       

      5) Book an medical review appointment using theeHealth module @ www.ns.sg (for NSman Reservists).

      Just go down to your camp medical centre (for NSFs).

      Call CMPB @ 6373 1340 to request another PES review(for Pre-Enlistees after CMPB Checkup).

       

      6) Make a trip down to the respective unit camp medical centre. Give the MO whatever supporting documents you have in hand. E.g. Specialist memo/report (most usually the case and highly recommended), x-ray films, CT/MRI scan report, blood investigation lab report... etc.

       

      7) MO will decide whether you are deemed eligible for KIV downgrade, according to the criterias set in the "PES Bible" directive. E.g. Diagnosis, Extent of Diagnosis, Degree of Diagnosis/Injury/Illness/Disease...etc.

       

      8) If deemed so, you will sign an acknowledgement notice of Medical Board, whereby your case statement is prepared for review discussion at the monthly medical board meet (usually at the Formation/Division HQ) with another NSF CPT MO and the Chairman (SAF Regular Medical Doctor of MAJOR rank or above). Your Medical Board result will be post mailed to you by your respective NSHRC (Formation NS Hub).

       

      Time and time again, the questions for Medical Review (Downgrade) is repetitive. Therefore, this serves as a general SOP for Medical Board.

       

      Extract from www.mindef.gov.sg/nsmen:
      NSmen must update their NS HRCs if they should develop any new medical condition or if their existing medical condition has worsened which might affect their ability to perform their duties during ICT. Arrangements will then be made for them to attend a medical review at the SAF medical centre to assess their fitness for NS.

      The NSmen MUST bring along all investigation results and memorandums from his external physician/specialist during the medical review. Depending on the outcome of the medical review, the NSman may be given a medical certificate to defer him from ICT, be scheduled for a medical board to downgrade him if his medical condition is significant, or referred to a restructured hospital for further investigation. In the event that the medical officer determines that the NSman’s medical condition will not affect his ability to participate in the ICT, he will allow the NSman to attend the ICT.

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    • Extract from www.mindef.gov.sg/nsmen:
      It is crucial that you update your NS HRCs if you develop a new medical condition or if an existing medical condition has worsened, which may affect your ICT performance. This is so that arrangements will be made for you to attend a medical review at the SAF medical centre to assess your fitness condition for NS.

      You MUST bring along all your investigation results and memorandums from your external physician or specialist during your medical review. You may be given a medical certificate for ICT deferment, be scheduled for a medical board to downgrade you if your medical condition is significant, or be referred to a restructured hospital for further examination depending on the outcome of your medical review.

      If your medical condition is deemed suited for ICT participation by the medical officer, you will then be allowed to attend ICT.

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    • Compensations for Service Injuries

      Service injuries are injuries sustained while serving NS. 

      This also includes injuries sustained when reporting for duty or going home after duty.

      You will get free medical treatment for such injuries even after ORD for lifetime.

      Remember to first report your injury to your unit MO. Also remember to collect and keep all documents relating to your injury and your treatment. These will help when you submit the injury report and seek claims.

      Source: http://iprep.ns.sg

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    • Medical Classification Centre

      Location and Operating Hours

      Our Address

      MCC is located at Level 1, CMPB Podium.

      Central Manpower Base (CMPB)
      3 Depot Road
      Singapore 109680

      Our Operating Hours


      Mondays - Fridays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

      Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

      Pre-enlistment Medical Screening

      Prior to enlistment, all pre-enlistees have to undergo a thorough medical examination at the Medical Classification Centre (MCC) within the Central Manpower Base (CMPB). This examination allows the medical fitness of a pre-enlistee to be assessed and this subsequently determines his Physical Employment Status (PES).

      Medical Screening Appointment Preparations

      As part of the e-documentation, you are also required to select your preferred medical appointment date as well as to complete the medical questionnaire (e7F). You will need to go through the medical questionnaire form with your parents / guardian so that useful medical information about you is captured.

      To ensure that your medical experience with us is pleasant and that the overall screening process is not unnecessarily delayed, we have compiled a checklist for you:

      1. Print out a copy of the medical questionnaire (e7F) and ensure that your parent / guardian and yousign on the printed document. Bring the e7F on the day of your medical appointment at MCC.

       

      1. Avoid wearing contact lenses. Wear your spectacles as you will be required to undergo eye checks.

       

      1. Wear loose fitting clothes (e.g. shorts) to facilitate physical examination.

       

      1. Bring along any medical documents to support your existing medical condition (if any).

       

      1. Health Booklet (if any).


      Clinical Examinations

      The medical screening process takes on average 150 minutes to complete and there is a series of test that you will have to undertake.

      Registration Station

      At MCC Registration Counter, you will be required to submit your e7F. As a form of verification, you will be asked for your NRIC or any form of photo identification (e.g. driving license, school pass.)

      Clinical Laboratory Station

      At the Clinical Laboratory Station blood samples are drawn for G6PD, haemoglobin and blood group typing tests. Simple urine tests to detect the presence of blood, protein and glucose (sugar) will also be carried out for you at the Station.

      Dental Station

      At the Dental Station, the Dental Officer will carry out an oral examination and Dental Charting. A Dental X-ray or Orthopantomography (OPG) will also be conducted.

      X- ray Station

      A Chest x-ray (CXR) screening will also be conducted for you at the X-ray Station for the radiological assessment of your heart and lungs.

      Eye Station

      At the Eye Station routine eye tests are carried out to detect eye abnormalities and test your visual and refractive error.

      ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Station

      At ENT Station an audio test or audiogram will be conducted to detect hearing abnormalities.

      Station 6 (Clinical Examination Station)


      Station 6 is the Clinical Examination Station, you will undergo height, weight and blood pressure measurements. An electrocardiogram (ECG) will also be done for you in the ECG Room.

      After completion of all the clinical investigations and measurements, you will then be examined and evaluated by a Medical officer.


      Station 6 Counter (Post Clinical Screening)

      Once you have completed the above series of medical screening, you will be medically classified with a PES grading.

      Station 6 Counter will also issue instructions for the pre-enlistee if the pre-enlistee is to return to MCC for any further medical investigations.

      Other Services

      MCC Eye Clinic

      The Specialist Eye Clinic at MCC provides medical assessment for eye conditions. An appointment will be made for you during the screening procedure should it be deemed necessary. Please bring all documents regarding any known eye condition for your appointment.

      MCC ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Clinic)


      The Specialist ENT Clinic provides pre-enlistment assessment for ENT complaints. You will be informed if there is a need for you to attend this clinic.

      MCC Specialist Psychiatric Clinic


      The Specialist Psychiatric Clinic at MCC aims to assess the suitability of a pre-enlistee with regard to psychiatric conditions already known or discovered during the screening process. It is essential to have one parent accompany you should an appointment be made for you and it would greatly shorten the delay to enlistment if you bring all your pre-existing psychiatric medical records for your appointment.

      MCC Specialist Orthopedic Clinic

      The specialist orthopedic clinic has the purpose of grading a pre-enlistee with regard to any orthopedic problems. A medical officer will be in attendance together with a senior doctor from one of the restructured hospitals. Here we will grade you based on your orthopedic problems. Please bring all medical reports and X-ray films for this visit.

      Medical Review

      A pre-enlistee with any abnormalities noted during the medical screening will be required to undergo medical review. This can take several forms as appropriately decided by the Medical Officer.

      Referral to SAF Military Medicine Institute (MMI) / Government / Restructured Hospitals

      The pre-enlistee may be referred to SAF MMI, government / restructured hospitals for further investigations. If the referral is required, he will be given a set of documents to bring along as well as information regarding the date, time and venue.

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    • When you cannot even understand a simple and plain instruction, we doubt you can even ever make the cut to either command schools (OCS/ SCS).