27 Jun '11, 5am

Healthcare review will take some time: Gan Kim Yong - I wan nice retirement village pls!

Healthcare review will take some time: Gan Kim Yong - I wan nice retirement village pls!

Health minister Gan Kim Yong said that the Health Ministry's review process of the nursing home system may take … The Health Ministry 's review of Singapore's healthcare system, particularly of nursing homes, will take some time as it involves long-term issues, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Sunday. These issues include working to increase the number of healthcare professionals, enhancing the quality of existing staff, minimising costs, and encouraging families to allow their elderly parents to retire and stay either with them or in their homes. "These are long-term issues that will require very careful analysis and understanding of the impact," Mr Gan said to reporters on the sidelines of a large-scale fire drill and emergency preparedness event at Yew Mei Green condominium in Yew Tee. Mr Gan was responding to questions about the review of the nursing home system th...

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