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Tan Wu Meng on Building a Healthier SG

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An important first step in reimagining Singapore’s healthcare system - that is how MP Tan Wu Meng described Healthier SG during the debate on the White Paper on the plan in Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 4). He welcomed several of the proposals, such as full subsidies for nationally recommended screenings and vaccinations and removing the need for some cash co-payments. He also made several suggestions. He urged the Ministry of Health to form a workgroup to resolve issues faced by patients with serious long-term medical conditions who live at home. He asked that subsidies be available to patients who cannot get to a clinic or hospital but require medical treatments at home. Dr Tan also asked if patients will face hurdles if they want to choose a public hospital outside their geographical cluster for subsidised specialist care and, with more private clinics and family doctors linking up with the public sector IT system, how the Government will ensure reliability and ease of use.

An important first step in reimagining Singapore’s healthcare system - that is how MP Tan Wu Meng described Healthier SG during the debate on the White Paper on the plan in Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 4). He welcomed several of the proposals, such as full subsidies for nationally recommended screenings and vaccinations and removing the need for some cash co-payments. He also made several suggestions. He urged the Ministry of Health to form a workgroup to resolve issues faced by patients with serious long-term medical conditions who live at home. He asked that subsidies be available to patients who cannot get to a clinic or hospital but require medical treatments at home. Dr Tan also asked if patients will face hurdles if they want to choose a public hospital outside their geographical cluster for subsidised specialist care and, with more private clinics and family doctors linking up with the public sector IT system, how the Government will ensure reliability and ease of use.

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