20 May '11, 9pm

'Improve affordability, accessibility and adequacy of healthcare': by Joanne Chan Noting that healthcare continu...

Noting that healthcare continues to "vex many Singaporeans", addressing the affordability, accessibility and adequacy of healthcare will be Dr Amy Khor's priority when she takes on her new post as Minister of State for Health. The key challenge was how to surpass the already-high standards of healthcare in Singapore without imposing a heavy financial burden on consumers and the state, said Dr Khor, who is leaving the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) after five years there. The outgoing Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan and Senior Parliamentary Secretary Hawazi Daipi have laid very good foundations and the incoming team, helmed by Mr Gan Kim Yong, will need to see how they can improve on this by engaging all stakeholders, said Dr Khor. Other areas of focus would be long-term care for the elderly, chronic disease management and improving community hospitals. Sh...

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SINGAPORE: Dr Amy Khor would like to address affordability, accessibility and adequacy of healthcare when she takes on her...