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300 Tampines residents screened for chronic diseases

Some 300 Tampines Central residents collected their health screening reports on Saturday as part of wellness programmes organised by Tampines Central Active Ageing Committee.

SINGAPORE: Some 300 Tampines Central residents collected their health screening reports on Saturday as part of wellness programmes organised by Tampines Central Active Ageing Committee.

Residents were screened for three chronic diseases -- diabetes, high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol.

Those aged 35 to 54 paid a subsidised amount of S$10 for the tests, while those aged 55 and older were fully subsidised.

They also attended talks on how to interpret the reports, the benefits of daily exercise, and learnt more about the enhanced Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) and its subsidies.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who is also MP for Tampines GRC, attended the event where he emphasised the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise to the residents.

The event is aimed at encouraging residents to go for regular health screenings and to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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