28 Dec '11, 2am

Health screening of elderly folk to be expanded - Straits Times #sg

A pilot programme which screened 800 elderly folk for their ability to perform daily tasks will be widened to reach another 30,000 individuals. To be run in places such as community centres from March, the Community Functional Screening Programme will be targeted at citizens and permanent residents aged 60 and above. In two years, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) will have taken the programme - first run in Jurong and Hong Kah North on a small scale - to all constituencies in Singapore. To encourage the elderly to undergo the screening, it will cost them only $5 each, with the HPB shouldering the remaining $25 per person. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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