(Mile stone #8 of8) (Reply from Ministry of Health, Singapore)
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008
From: "soong seechoo"
Subject: Re: Reply -MOH Public Query FRM-08-000257
I thank you Mr. Alvin Ho, (for QSM, MOH) for your kind reply here. I understand your message. Have a healthy days ahead to you and your family.
soong see choo
Dear Soong See Choo,
We refer to and thank you for your suggestion and providing details of your blog.
Meanwhile, we would be channeling your suggestion to our Communicable Diseases Division for their reference.
Thank you and have a nice day ahead.
for Quality Service Manager
Ministry of Health, Singapore
Customer Name : Soong See Choo
Telephone : 6******9
Subject : Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD)
HFMD outbreak in Singapore is much concern to all of us, parents and preschooler care-givers island wide.
Stepped up hygiene standards and checks on the young charges will not solve the present HFMD outbreak. My suggestion, based on human body physiology study, is to remind and monitor the children's daily water intake. daily amount to be calculated using each child's body weight.
1.Every 1 kilogram of body weight needs at least 31.42 of water. Example, if your child weighs 30 kilogram now, then 942.62 ml of water is needed per day. Round it up to 950 ml for easy monitor purpose.
2.Spread this daily amount into ten equals portions, 95 ml each portion.
3.Drink each portion at the interval of 90 minutes.
4.Do use a pinch of sea salt for the water drank. For every 1250 ml (of water) drank, you can use 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt.
To all parents, pre-schoolers care-givers and young students, I say, do not fear, just remember to drink sufficient water everyday. i am not advocating "drink lots of water" general statement. But, I am specific about the amount, please follow the calculation given above.
I have wrote to the press, but the health correspondent says this is not from the "expert says". You can try and see the result yourself and decide for prevent the outbreak among us.
I have dedicate my blog to bring this dehydration diseases to the public worldwide at my "Healthy Wealth" weblogsite http://theinnozablog.blogspot.com
Well done is always better than well said. To the experts supposedly, beside the comments, please provide positive results among us.
Mr.Soong See Choo
Active citizenry to maintain law and order and public safety and security.