05 May '11, 4pm

GE: SDP's John Tan defends party's alternative healthcare plan: SINGAPORE : Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) c...

GE: SDP's John Tan defends party's alternative healthcare plan: SINGAPORE : Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) c...

SINGAPORE : Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) candidate for Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC), John Tan, has defended his party's alternative healthcare plan, even though it was criticised by Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan. Speaking at a rally on Thursday, he stood by his suggestion of turning empty void decks into mini polyclinics, and said the government can deploy its healthcare resources more efficiently to provide doctors and nurses for such polyclinics. Mr Tan said: "For instance, there are doctors who are out there working throughout the day, you see a lot of patients early in the morning or at night, in the evening. But in the afternoon, many of them have fewer patients, they are freer, and they have the expertise we need, that we can use. And many of these doctors would be very happy to be deployed as consultants at the hospitals." Meanwhile anothe...

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