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'Wheels' for elderly in 6-month trial

SINGAPORE - Dialysis patient Yasin Mohamad Ali, 56, has weak legs and has difficulty walking. But thanks to the Central Singapore Community Development Council's (CDC) new "MediWheels" programme, which was launched yesterday, Mr Yasin will now be able to rent a motorised scooter for S$10 a month to move around his Hougang neighbourhood with ease. "It's good for me, as I don't have to walk and sit … and then walk again," the former security guard said. Funded by Central Singapore CDC and sponsors, "MediWheels" will undergo a six-month trial in the Ang Mo Kio-Hougang ward. After the trial, it will be rolled out to the Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency and Sengkang West Single Member Constituency. Falcon Mobility will be leasing out the mobility scooters - which cost between S$1,800 and S$2,400 - to Central Singapore CDC for two years. After which, they will be don...

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