26 Dec '11, 4am

Community Health Centres proposal gets strong support from GPs

The Government's proposal to set up Community Health Centres (CHCs) has received strong and broad support from general practitioners here, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said in a blog post on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Lin Zhaowei The Government's proposal to set up Community Health Centres (CHCs) has received strong and broad support from general practitioners here, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said in a blog post on Monday. Mr Gan said many physicians recognise that 'with more ancillary support services available in the community, they will be better able to deliver good primary care, especially for older Singaporeans with chronic illnesses'. He added that some GPs suggested that the CHCs could provide administrative support, such as claims and data submissions, so that doctors may focus on patient care. Mr Gan said the ministry will study the feedback carefu...

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