I READ last Thursday's report, 'Hospital with a cure for poor ratings' with surprise. National University Hospital (NUH) certainly deserves better than the last-place rating it received in the Health Ministry's survey on patient satisfaction.
Let me relate my experience. Since my early teens, I have been plagued with a severe skin problem. I visited many supposedly reputed dermatologists who were quick to offer me expensive packages and medication which did not solve my problem.
Finally, at a relative's recommendation, I visited Dr Derrick Aw, a dermatologist at NUH. He was the first dermatologist to perform a test to find out what was causing my skin problem. He was also the first doctor to tell me that I had a fungal infection problem.