Raffles Japanese Clinic was set up on 15 January to serve an exclusively Japanese clientele. Manned by a completely Japanese team of doctors, nurses and staff, the Clinic was popular among the growing numbers of Japanese expatriates working in Singapore.
When SARS reared it ugly head in Singapore, Raffles Medical Group was appointed by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore in March to conduct temperature screening at the air, land and sea border checkpoints.
To meet our patients' every health need, Raffles Health was launched in March to develop and distribute quality personal healthcare products. Among its earliest products was the SARS Protect kit.
Seeking separate lives, Iranian twins Laleh and Ladan Bijani came to Raffles Hospital. The epic separation surgery was carried out in July.
After consulting doctors at the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London, the Mins from Korea came to Raffles Hospital to separate their conjoined daughters. In July, twins Ji Hye and Sa Rang were successfully separated.
Launch of Health@Work - a health management consultancy service for corporate clients wishing to implement employee health programmes in the workplace.