26 Dec '11, 9pm

A national health report card for seniors

SINGAPORE - As the Republic grapples with an ageing population, policymakers would soon have a snapshot of the state of health of seniors here - a database which would also enable them to formulate better-targeted prevention programmes - as preparations begin for a major islandwide health screening exercise. More details have emerged about the Health Promotion Board's (HPB) plans to scale up the community health screening - which is being piloted in Jurong and Hong Kah North - following the submission of tender documents to the Government's procurement portal. According to the documents, the mass screening exercise will be rolled out to all other constituencies between March next year and March 2014. It is expected to reach out to 3,000 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 60 years and above - or less than 1 per cent of the entire population in that age group. Service...

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