Driven to help seniors access medical care

PHOTO: BLOSSOM SEEDS

Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung driving a wheelchair-enabled bus used by the Blossom Seeds charity, accompanied by an employee. Mr Ong, who was the guest of honour at Blossom's flag day fund-raising event yesterday, was giving a senior a lift from her home to the hospital for a medical appointment.

The vehicle is part of the charity's Medical Escort and Transport (MET) service aimed at helping low-income elderly people in need get to their medical appointments.

Blossom's annual event was held online for the first time owing to Covid-19 restrictions. It hopes to raise $600,000 to continue operating the MET service, which is run in partnership with the Health Ministry's Agency for Integrated Care for seniors and caregivers. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 08, 2020, with the headline 'Driven to help seniors access medical care'. Subscribe