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Medishield Life a boon for the Malay-Muslim Community: Yaacob

Published on Jun 15, 2014 8:28 PM
 
Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (second from right) and guests looking at a model of the new proposed upgrade of the Al Huda Mosque . Universal health insurance plan Medishield Life is a boon for the Malay-Muslim community, said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim on Sunday evening. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Universal health insurance plan Medishield Life is a boon for the Malay-Muslim community, said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim on Sunday evening.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a Father's Day awards ceremony by voluntary welfare organisation Ain Society.

"Anecdotally I have been informed that our (Malay-Muslim community's) insurance coverage is not that great, so having Medishield life which will have universal coverage is important for us," said Dr Yaacob, who is also Communications and Information Minister, and was guest of honour at the event.

The universal scheme will take in patients with pre-existing conditions as well.

 
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