16 Jan '11, 11pm

An Echo for healthcare in the East: It will also send health tips and SMS updates on events to those who join th...

Singapore - It is the first community-based disease prevention programme here, and it wants to reach 1,500 residents in the east. The Eastern Community Health Outreach (Echo) will provide regular reminders about health screenings, so that chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are detected early. It will also send health tips and SMS updates on events to those who join the programme. For those with chronic illnesses, Echo will go a step further to help track the participant's progress every quarter. "We wanted the community to stay healthy and not (have to) use the services of the hospital as much as possible. As they stay healthy, they become more productive," said Mr T K Udairam, chief executive officer of Changi General Hospital, which launched the programme yesterday with Changi Simei grassroots organisations. Some resident...

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straitstimes.com 15 Jan '11, 2pm

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