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Pioneer Generation Package a long-term commitment: Chan Chun Sing

Published on Feb 4, 2014 8:46 PM
 
Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing greeting residents at the Buona Vista Community Club at the annual Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas SMC Chinese New Year Dinner. The pioneer generation package is a long term commitment to take care of the elderly for as long as they are around, Mr Chan said on Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The pioneer generation package is a long term commitment to take care of the elderly for as long as they are around, Minister for Social And Family Development Chan Chun Sing said on Tuesday.

"It's not just one year and that's it. It'll last five, 10, 20 years, even more, so long as they're with us," he said.

The package - meant to help seniors with health-care costs - will help lift the burden of taking care of the pioneer generation from the younger generation as well, he told some 600 Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas residents and grassroots leaders at their annual Chinese New Year dinner.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will unveil details of the package on Sunday.

 
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