Cuts by A/P Muhammad Faishal during Ministry of Health (MOH) Committee of Supply Debate 2020
Prevention Better than Cure
The phrase “prevention is better than cure” is often used to encourage people to adopt preventive health measures in their lives.
I commend the Health Promotion Board and other stakeholders who have passionately and persistently engaged Singaporeans to take on preventive health measures at the community and national levels.
As we move forward, I would like to ask how will MOH encourage Singaporeans across all ages to take on preventive health measures, such as doing timely health screening, vaccination and quit smoking?
Support to Community Providers
Healthcare is not one size-fits-all, and often community providers are best able to customise services to fit the needs of local populations or vernacular groups.
Over the years, we have seen many community providers coming forward to play a part and contribute towards a healthier Singapore. These community providers have helped to empower Singaporeans to lead a more active lifestyle and taking ownership of their health.
As good health and active lifestyle are expected to continue to be an important national agenda, I would like to know how the Ministry is supporting these community providers, especially during this COVID-19 period?
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