28 Dec '11, 9pm

Healthcare scheme enhanced, but hurdles to get GPs on board: by Tan Weizhen SINGAPORE - While applications for t...

SINGAPORE - While applications for the Primary Care Partnership Scheme (PCPS) have gone up two-fold, the number of General Practitioners (GPs) signing on for the scheme has risen more modestly, since enhancements to the scheme were announced in August. Revealing the figures yesterday at a block visit at her constituency, Minister of State (Health) Amy Khor said that some GPs are put off by the paperwork involved, such as submitting patients' data and claims. Said Dr Khor: "We are in talks with various firms to see whether we can have a computer system to alleviate this issue about being put off by the paperwork." Since August, the number of GP clinics under this scheme has risen to 440 from 409, while the number of dental clinics stand at 210, up from 190. The Ministry of Health (MOH) now sees about 2,000 applicants a month on average, compared to about 1,000 applicants a ...

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