30 Oct '11, 10am

Tap on Medisave to pay for treatment of dementia, bipolar disorder

Tap on Medisave to pay for treatment of dementia, bipolar disorder

The Primary Care Partnership Scheme (PCPS), where needy elderly patients can see their general practitioner (GP) at polyclinic rates, will similarly be extended to include bipolar disorder and dementia. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Poon Chian Hui From Nov 1, people can tap on Medisave to help pay for outpatient treatment of dementia and bipolar disorder, such as for doctor consultations and medication. The Health Ministry (MOH) on Sunday announced the start of the extension of the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP) to these two mental illnesses. It was first mentioned at this year's Health Budget in March. The Primary Care Partnership Scheme (PCPS), where needy elderly patients can see their general practitioner (GP) at polyclinic rates, will similarly be extended to include bipolar disorder and dementia. This brings the total number of chronic diseases covered...

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