"SEVERE IllNESS AND DEATH FROM POSSIBlY INFECTIOUS CAUSES (SIDPIC) PROGRAMME project is presently operational in four public hospitals (TTSH, NUH, SGH and KKH). In year 2012, a total of 2,948 hospital patients were screened by SIDPIC project coordinators in participating hospitals. Of these, 167 SIDPIC cases that fulfilled the inclusion criteria were identified. The majority of SIDPIC cases (29.3%) had illnesses with respiratory syndromes. Of the 167 cases identified in 2012, 89 were found to have alternate aetiologies.