26 Feb '12, 10am

Free dental services for NKF patients

Free dental services for NKF patients

SINGAPORE: Needy patients of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) can look forward to free dental service. The NKF is working with Tzu Chi Foundation to provide the services at the Tzu Chi Free Health Screening and Medical Clinic in Jurong West. They cover consultations, fillings, extractions, scaling and denture-making. It is hoped the free dental services will improve the dental condition of older kidney patients who sometimes have trouble eating. Chairman of the NKF, Mr Gerard Ee, hopes that good dental health will lead to good nutrition. About half of the NKF's kidney patients aged 60 and above suffer from malnutrition. Mr Ee said: "When they're on dialysis, they need to consume more protein and our patients don't realise that, sometimes it's a matter of cost. But we realise that with our ageing population, our patients are older and some of them can't afford to deal w...

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