Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Aug 17

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Tuesday, Aug 17.

MediShield Life coverage enhanced for cancer treatment; to cover drug bills of nearly 90% of subsidised patients

Spending on cancer drugs here has gone up at a compounded annual growth rate of 20 per cent, compared to 6 per cent for other drugs.

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Why Singapore spends so much on cancer treatment and how changes to MediShield Life hope to address this

Increases in healthcare costs are driven partly by expensive cancer drugs.

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Malaysian MPs to submit choice of PM to King by Wednesday 4pm

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim said “the King said the shape of politics must change.”

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Free N95 and surgical masks at selected supermarkets from Aug 26

The exercise will run till Sept 26.

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Highest financial aid of $225k paid to two patients for serious side effects from Covid-19 vaccine: MOH

A total of of $782,000 has been paid out to 144 applicants who have been assessed to have met the qualifying criteria.

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Hougang BTO flats draw more than 10,000 applicants; all seven projects oversubscribed

Four-room flats in Hougang saw one of the largest number of applicants for a non-mature estate in recent years.

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Evacuation flights resume at Kabul airport after crowds cleared from runway

Indian embassy officials, including the ambassador, are among those being evacuated.

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SPH to hold EGM on Sept 10 to vote on plan to hive off media business

The move is the first part of a strategic revamp that will see the privatisation and sale of the rest of SPH to Keppel Corp.

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52 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in S’pore, 14 of them unlinked

In total, there are 56 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday.

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‘There was silence when the baby was born’: How a couple coped with loss of stillborn baby

It was meant to be a routine check-up. Then they found out their baby’s heartbeat had stopped.

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