07 Mar '11, 12am

Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said a planned hospital in Sengkang was based on 'need', and not an election sweetener

Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said a planned hospital in Sengkang was based on 'need', and not an election sweetener

Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan speaks to residents at a coffeeshop during his walkabout with other Sembawang GRC MPs. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA THE decision to build a new general hospital in Sengkang is not an election-motivated move, but one based on needs, Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Sunday. Mr Khaw had announced in Parliament during the Budget debate last week that the hospital will be ready by 2020 to better serve residents in that area. It will be located next to the Cheng Lim LRT station, and within walking distance of the Sengkang MRT station. Asked if the hospital is an election promise by the People's Action Party (PAP), Mr Khaw told reporters: 'I make promises based on needs, not based on what elections require, because siting a hospital is a very serious decision. 'You have to find a place which is most convenient for most of the patients.' Work on th...

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