11 Mar '11, 3am

[CNA] Health Minister Khaw aims to further enhance S'pore healthcare

SINGAPORE: Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said he has a substantive agenda to further enhance Singapore healthcare over the next five years. Writing in his blog, Mr Khaw has pledged that good hospital care will be within 30 minutes of every patient. Detailing his Health Manifesto, Mr Khaw said this would be possible with a general hospital in every region in Singapore - Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in the north, Tan Tock Seng Hospital in the central, Changi General Hospital in the east, Ng Teng Fong Hospital in the west and Sengkang General Hospital for the North East. He also aims to track Singapore's morbidity indicators and get them to match the top tier of OECD countries in the key disease areas such as heart disease, diabetes, mental disorders and cancer. Currently, Singapore's indicators are about average, among the OECD countries. Polyclinics will also be redeveloped and ...

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