Ministry of Health

WHAT'S THE POINT OF DENTAL SUBSIDIES IF IT DOESN'T COVER MOST DENTAL PROCEDURES?

Although the Ministry of Health provides subsidies for pioneers like Mr Tan to get treated at private dental clinics, these do not cover specialist periodontic treatment. Dr Ang said the claim amount for gum treatment is equivalent to scaling, which is $40 up to twice a year. Said Mr Tan: “I am angry. What is the point of giving pioneers cheap and good medical and dental care with such long waiting times?”

As to subsidies from the Community Health Assist and Pioneer Generation schemes for poorer patients – there is no subsidy for 11 (the most common) out of the 19 dental procedures for Chas orange card holders.

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MOH: LIST OF CLINICS OPEN DURING CNY

MOH wishes everyone a happy Lunar New Year and a healthy year ahead!

Over 900 clinics will be open during the Lunar New Year public holidays from Friday 27 to Monday 30 January 2017 at various times. If you feel unwell during the festivities, do visit a GP clinic for conditions that are not life-threatening or serious.

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IS THE PAP TRYING TO FORCE ELDERSHIELD ONTO S'POREANS?

I refer to the article “ElderShield: Stay voluntary or be made mandatory? (Straits Times, Jan 12). It states that “As the severe disability insurance scheme ElderShield is being reviewed, one new question is whether it should remain voluntary or be made mandatory.

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