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      Get a new strongly-worded specialist memo from the specialist on the next follow-up medical appointment.

       

      Please submit the hospital specialist memo to the camp doctor to assess and process.

      As usual, please refer to this guideline:
      http://sgforums.com/forums/1390/topics/392446

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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 you sign 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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      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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    • You will be required to sit for a computer-based psychometric test on the same day you attend your medical screening. This test is conducted at the Vocational Assessment Centre (VAC) in CMPB and usually takes about 1.5 hours to complete.

      The psychometric test scores are used to place servicemen in vocations or appointments where their abilities can be best used to maximise our limited manpower. Your test scores will be used as one of the factors in decisions subsequently, including assignment to a vocation and selection for leadership courses. You should put in as much effort as possible to do the tests well and accurately.

      What the tests are like

      The psychometric test is designed to measure aptitude in a range of domains such as reasoning, technical and mental-spatial abilities. It is delivered on a computerised adaptive testing system, which means that the test adapts to your ability level. The computer software selects questions that are suitable for you based on your responses to earlier questions. You will not be able to review or change your answers once you have submitted an answer to a question.

      You can download the file if you want to attempt some of our sample test questions.

      Sample test questions (PDF 286KB)

      • DON'T worry too much.
        All we require is that you do your best. Each test has instructions to guide you on what to do.
      • DO ask for help.
        If you have problems understanding any of the tests or the instructions during testing, there will be staff on-site to help you.
      • DO rest well the night before.
        Come for the test with a fresh mind.
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    • Refer: http://app.msf.gov.sg/Policies/Marriages/Marriage-Counselling

       

      Marriage Counselling

      Married couples may face conflicts and differing expectations in their relationship, leading to marital stress and grow apart.

      Do not wait till it is too late to go for help. Relationships do not fall apart overnight. The longer the problem stays, the more the relationship becomes strained.

      Seek help early from a professional to work with you and your spouse on improving your marital relationship. A counsellor can help you and your spouse to:

      • understand the issues and conflicts in your marriage
      • improve your marriage by working through the issues and reasons for conflict
      • discover internal resources and strengths that could strengthen your marriage
      • communicate and re-connect with your spouse
      • regain the trust and commitment in your marriage

      Couples can visit these organisations for marriage counselling services:

      • Secular organisations such as voluntary welfare organisations, family service centres and private counselling centres;
      • Religious organisations such as churches, mosques and temples; and
      • Private Counsellors / family therapists

      Couples can also view the list of MSF approved providers of marriage education and support programmes from the hyperlinks below;

       

      For more information:

      Family Service Centres (FSCs)
      FSCs are based in the community to provide help and support to individuals and families in need. They are staffed by social service professionals. Working closely with these individuals and families, FSCs help them to better cope with their personal, social and emotional challenges in their lives. You can visit our FSC E-Locator to find the FSC nearest your home.

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    • Please request in black and white to liaise with your NS unit's S1 Manpower Branch. 


      Attention your request letter to S1 Manpower Officer, Deputy S1 Officer and Chief Clerk.



      Notes:

      Revocation/ Post Out matters are none of medical centre business. Medical centre can only recommends a revocation/ post out. Please note that all actual manpower matters are all handled by the NS unit's S1 Manpower Branch. Therefore, please go to check with S1 Manpower Officer/ DyS1 Officer/ Chief Clerk.

      As mentioned above, for all revocation/ post out matters, please check directly with the S1 Manpower Branch for all manpower issues.

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    • Please call the 24/7 NS hotline at 1800-3676767 to speak to a customer service officer to arrange it for you. They can expedite the appointment booking thru their internal computer system.

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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 about reviewing of PES and medical board / anything specific such as any excuses to your conditions.

       

      5) Book an medical review appointment using the eHealth 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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    • Source: www.mindef.gov.sg/army/bmtgraduation/index.html

      For parents who did not receive the letter to send to their child for field camp.

      You can send it to the following address in this format:

      Name: REC (Enlistee's name here)
      Company: (Company name here) COY

      BMTC School (1,2,3 or 4), Admin Branch
      21 Pulau Tekong Besar
      Pulau Tekong Camp
      Singapore 508450

      Only one letter will be accepted per recruit.

       

      Edited by eac 12 Apr `16, 11:10PM
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    • You are required to standby for practice and actual mobilisation. Mobilisation can occur anytime and requires both you and your employer’s full support.

      In this section, you will be guided through the process of mobilisation and what it entails.

      (A)    Operationally Ready

      To be operationally ready means that our armed forces are able to transform ourselves from a disciplined and well-prepared force in peace time to an effective fighting force in war time. To maintain this efficiency of operational readiness, you must report to your Mobilisation Centre immediately once you are mobilised.

      (B)    Mobilisation Systems
      Every NS unit has a mobilisation plan and you will be briefed on your role in the mobilisation exercises. Once you are mobilised, you are to report immediately to your Mobilisation Centre in your uniform with your personal equipment.

      Mobilisation systems can take place in 2 forms:

      Silent Mobilisation System
      i. Primary Means:
      The eMobilisation system will notify you via the telephone (home, office or mobile) or facsimile. It is therefore crucial that your personal details, especially your contact numbers are updated through eSelf-Update in the NS Portal (www.ns.sg).

      ii. Back-up Means – Personal Contact:
      A Mobilisation Order (SAF 98A/B) or Mobilisation Notice (SAF 98C/D) will be served to your home if you cannot be contacted through the primary means.

      iii. The SAF 98A/B are used only during actual operations, while the SAF 98C/D are used for practices.

      Open Mobilisation System
      The mass media such as the television, radio, Omni-theatres and cinemas are used to inform you that your unit has been mobilised. Upon announcement of the Code words, you are required to report immediately to your Mobilisation Centre for military service/exercises in your uniform with your personal equipment.

       

      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 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.

      (C)    Mobilisation Manning
      Before you ORD or your first operational manning, your unit will brief you on the following:

      1. Your unit code words. Stickers with your code words will be given to help you and your family members remember the code words.
      2. Mobilisation Centre location to report during mobilisation.
      3. Mobilisation Means. This could be through telephone, SMS, fax, email or written notices and orders.
      4. Frequency of Operational Manning. Manning occurs about twice a work year during which you are liable for mobilisation exercises.
      5. Special arrangements. If you are performing emergency service, or your immediate absence from your work place may be critical or hazardous to life, you need to inform your NS unit and report as soon as your functions are satisfactorily handed over.

      During mobilisation exercise, your NS unit may be required to move out for field exercises after the normal reporting is done. Being mindful of your varying commitments, the SAF will make every effort to minimise disruption to your civilian careers when mobilisation exercises are held.

      How can my family support my mobilisation?
      You are encouraged to keep your family members informed of your whereabouts especially during your Operational Manning Periods. They should also be informed of how and where they can contact you to facilitate your speedy mobilisation.

      Your family members should also know your NS unit's code words and be prepared that you are required to remain at the unit for a longer period if the mobilisation should involves field exercises.

      If you have any family members that are 16 years of age or above, they can acknowledge any call-up notice serve at your residence. Upon receipt, they must contact you immediately.

      Edited by eac 06 Apr `16, 11:25PM
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    • Source: http://www.mindef.gov.sg/army/bmtgraduation/page/faqs.html

       

      Q1. Are there measures taken to ensure the safety of recruits with past medical history?
      A1. Yes. During the initial interview, their Platoon Commanders will verify their medical history and the section commanders will be informed accordingly. Preventive measures will then be taken. For example, recruits with a history of heat injuries or asthma are required to put on a colour tag for the purpose of identification and monitoring.

      Q2. What happens when the recruits fall sick?
      A2. We have a fully equipped 24-hour medical center to attend to recruits reporting sick. Our duty Medical Officer will diagnose the recruits’ conditions and provide the necessary treatment. In the event of an emergency, evacuation to the nearest hospital via the Dedicated Harbour Launch Crafts or helicopter will be activated.

      Q3. What if the recruits need to book out for interviews or appointments? How will they seek official approval?
      A3. They will be allowed to do so (subject to exigencies of service) and provided that they inform their commanders in advance and produce the necessary supporting documents for verification.

      Q4. What medical facilities are available on Pulau Tekong?
      A4. Pulau Tekong is served by two medical centers, one located at Ladang Camp (serving BMTC School 1, 2 and 3), and the other at Rocky Hill Camp (serving School 4). In addition to providing medical consultation services, there are also dental, physiotherapy and X-ray services at Ladang Medical Centre during office hours.

      Q5. What happens if medical care is required after office hours?
      A5. Ladang Medical Centre is a 24-hour facility, which caters to all servicemen on the island. Similar to the A&E departments of hospitals, a doctor is on duty at all times of the day, 365 days a year, to provide medical consultations and treatment whenever needed.

      Q6. Are the doctors and medics well trained?
      A6. All SAF Medical Officers are trained to exacting national standards and are fully registered with the Singapore Medical Council. All the Medical Officers also have prior working experience in the restructured hospitals. Likewise, SAF medics undergo realistic training at the SAF Medical Institute to ensure the highest standard of medical care provision for servicemen.

      Q7. What happens if a serviceman needs to be sent to a hospital?
      A7. Ambulances are on 24/7 standby on Pulau Tekong and at the SAF Ferry Terminal at Changi. Dedicated Harbour Launch Crafts are also on standby at all times to ferry any patients rapidly to the mainland. Should there be an emergency, helicopters will be activated to provide responsive heli-evacuation to mainland hospitals.

      Q8. What measures are in place to prevent spread on diseases on the island?
      A8. All Recruits will receive vaccinations for tetanus, poliomyelitis and seasonal influenza. For those who have not contacted varicella vaccine will also be administered. In addition, adequate ventilation in the bunks, emphasis on the practice of good personal hygiene, and medical leave for servicemen who are unwell also serve to reduce the spread of respiratory diseases.

      Edited by eac 29 Mar `16, 7:19PM