26 Feb '12, 3am

Subsidised medical transport on MediWheels for needy

Subsidised medical transport on MediWheels for needy

SINGAPORE: A new programme has been launched to offer needy residents in the Ang Mo Kio-Hougang constituency more options to move around. Called MediWheels, the programme aims to provide a highly-subsidised and affordable community medical transport service to frail, needy elderly and residents with special needs. They will pay S$5 to S$30 for a two-way trip. MediWheels also includes a mobility scooter rental scheme to enhance community interaction for needy residents with mobility limitations, and a medical concierge service where volunteers will befriend and also accompany elderly on their medical appointments. The programme is funded by Central Singapore CDC and sponsors. It will undergo a six-month trial in Ang Mo Kio-Hougang constituency before rolling out to Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West SMC . MediWheels was launched on Sunday by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong , w...

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