15 Jan '12, 6am

Name change for Primary Care Partnership Scheme

Name change for Primary Care Partnership Scheme

SINGAPORE: More Singaporeans will enjoy subsidised general practitioner care under the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS), which kicked in on Sunday. It was previously known as the Primary Care Partnership Scheme (PCPS). The scheme enables low-income Singaporeans to enjoy subsidised general practitioner (GP) care. But several Members of Parliament and the public gave feedback that its previous name, Primary Care Partnership Scheme, did not fully capture the essence of its work - of giving financial help for community healthcare. After seeking input from doctors and nurses, the health ministry decided to call it CHAS to better reflect the scheme's objective. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a community event on Sunday, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said: "After the Parliament session, some MPs came up to me and said actually it's quite difficult to understand wha...

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