26 Dec '11, 11pm

More community health centres to support GPs

In a blog post published on Monday, Mr Gan said CHCs 'received the strongest and broadest support from the GP community'. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Salma Khalik , HEALTH CORRESPONDENT There will be at least three more community health centres (CHC) next year offering support services to general practitioners (GP). The Ministry of Health (MOH) is also looking at ways to allow some patients of GPs to get medicine at polyclinic rates. Health Minister Gan Kim Yong told The Straits Times about the new initiatives after six focus group discussions with about 200 GPs in various parts of Singapore were held, following announcements made in August. There is currently only one CHC, in Tampines, that is run by Changi General Hospital (CGH). GPs in the area can refer patients to the centre, which offers, among other services, foot and eye screening for diabetics and counselling ...

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