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For the past five decades, Mr Zakaria Abdul, 77, has been looking after his five children who have Down syndrome.
His wife died in 2000 from complications due to diabetes. She was 69.
Residents in Bishan petitioned against the Government’s plan to build a nursing home in their neighbourhood, sparking off an argument that Singaporeans suffer from the not-in-my-backyard syndrome.
And sometimes, it’s not just an objection against eldercare centres being built.
TNP PHOTO: GARY GOH
The Ministry of Health had earlier announced plans to develop the open space on Bishan Street 13 into a nursing home for the elderly.
SHE died of a prescription drug overdose at a nursing home.
But how exactly?
If she had been overdosed, there would have been a shortfall of the balance of the drug. But a check revealed that there was no shortfall.
IN A nursing home in Johor Baru, a 90-year-old woman waits patiently for a visit from her family.
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