Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on trip to Hong Kong to study its eldercare sector

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, who is Minister-in-charge of ageing issues, is visiting Hong Kong from Tuesday to Friday to study how the city is managing its ageing population. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, who is Minister-in-charge of ageing issues, is visiting Hong Kong from Tuesday to Friday to study how the city is managing its ageing population. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, who is Minister-in-charge of ageing issues, is visiting Hong Kong from Tuesday to Friday to study how the city is managing its ageing population.

The Ministry of Health said in a statement on Tuesday that Singapore hopes to learn from Hong Kong's experience in developing its aged care sector, elderly care policies, and healthcare financing policies.

Mr Gan is accompanied by senior officials from his Ministry. He will visit healthcare facilities and community care providers offering health and social care for seniors.

He will also call on Hong Kong's Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, and they will sign a three-year Memorandum of Understanding. This will allow health officials from both cities to go on short term exchanges to learn from each other's best practices.

Mr Gan will also call on Hong Kong's Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung.