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Henry Kwek on Building a Healthier SG

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Healthier SG is the "decisive shift" that Singapore's healthcare system needs, says MP Henry Kwek. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday (Oct 5), he said it deserves the full support of Singaporeans despite the challenges. Mr Kwek said bold plans require brilliant execution and he proposed ways to implement Healthier SG. Firstly, the Ministry of Health (MOH) must decisively break down silos of information. Family doctors must have access to quality medical history pooled from all healthcare institutes, and prompt and relevant information to create meaningful health plans that Singaporeans trust. Secondly, the Government has to do more to encourage all Singaporeans to exercise more and consume less sugar. Thirdly, healthcare leaders must boldly invest in preventive health even though the natural instinct is to spend the most to care for the sick. He hopes MOH can refine the funding model for healthcare clusters to factor in age distribution and socioeconomic status. 

Healthier SG is the "decisive shift" that Singapore's healthcare system needs, says MP Henry Kwek. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday (Oct 5), he said it deserves the full support of Singaporeans despite the challenges. Mr Kwek said bold plans require brilliant execution and he proposed ways to implement Healthier SG. Firstly, the Ministry of Health (MOH) must decisively break down silos of information. Family doctors must have access to quality medical history pooled from all healthcare institutes, and prompt and relevant information to create meaningful health plans that Singaporeans trust. Secondly, the Government has to do more to encourage all Singaporeans to exercise more and consume less sugar. Thirdly, healthcare leaders must boldly invest in preventive health even though the natural instinct is to spend the most to care for the sick. He hopes MOH can refine the funding model for healthcare clusters to factor in age distribution and socioeconomic status. 

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