Lots of medical care but not enough health - a new reset button

The shift to preventive care should herald more whole-of-society efforts to encourage healthy behaviours.

A participant of the National Steps Challenge in 2018. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
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In my opinion, there have been two times in the recent past when nearly revolutionary policy statements have been made by our leaders that have signalled reset buttons.

One was on society's development on gender equality made by Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam in 2020. The other is the statement by Health Minister Ong Ye Kung in Parliament this month, on preventive and public health.

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