17 Oct '11, 10am

Invest in ageing population, says MP

Invest in ageing population, says MP

SINGAPORE: Member of Parliament (MP) for Whampoa Heng Chee How said a key investment Singapore must make is in its ageing population. There are about 300,000 Singaporeans aged above 65 and by 2030, the number will rise to about 900,000. "Knowing this, we must create a Singapore that embraces advancing years with a positive attitude, so that Singaporeans live long, live well and with peace of mind," Mr Heng said in Parliament on Monday. "For that to happen, we have to alter stereotypes and restructure society and its institutions to reflect the new realities of this ageing population. We must create the conditions and opportunities for our seniors to be healthy, happy and active." Turning his attention to industrial accidents, Mr Heng said it is important to check and police the issuance of medical leave in companies. "This will put to rest any suspicion that there might be...

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