27 Dec '11, 10am

More focus on primary healthcare in 2012

More focus on primary healthcare in 2012

SINGAPORE: Chairman for the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Health Lam Pin Min said he wants to see a complete removal of the age criterion for a scheme that provides needy Singaporeans better access to primary healthcare. Observers Channel NewsAsia spoke with are also pushing for more subsidies that would cover social care support for the elderly. The calls come even as the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced a slew of measures in 2011, aimed at making healthcare more affordable to Singaporeans. Next year, some 710, 000 Singaporeans are expected to benefit under the Primary Care Partnership Scheme (PCPS) where needy patients can get subsidised treatments at private general practitioners (GPs) and dentists near their homes. The qualifying income criterion has been doubled to S$1,500 from S$800 and the age eligibility lowered from 65 to 40. Observers welcomed th...

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