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Psychiatric conditions to be covered under MediShield Life: Amy Khor

Singaporeans with pre-existing conditions including psychiatric conditions diagnosed before March 1, 2013 will be covered under the scheme, says the Senior Minister of State for Health.

SINGAPORE: When life-long and universal coverage under MediShield Life is introduced, all Singaporeans with pre-existing conditions including psychiatric conditions diagnosed before March 1, 2013 will also be covered by insurance for the treatment of these conditions, said Senior Minister of State for Health Dr Amy Khor.

Dr Khor, speaking in Parliament on Thursday (May 29), added that more details on MediShield Life will be announced after the Health Ministry has studied the final recommendations from the MediShield Life Review Committee.

The committee is expected to complete its review and submit the recommendations to the Government in the middle of the year.

Added Dr Khor: "In the meantime, subsidies continue to be available for psychiatric care at public hospitals. Medisave can also be used up to S$150 per day and S$5,000 per year. Financial assistance including help from Medifund will be available for those who face difficulty with their medical bills at our public healthcare institutions."

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