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Healthier SG plan: An urgent call for more coordinated, effective and inclusive preventive care

While the debate on Healthier SG is set to continue, the need for it is undisputed, says the author. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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While I was queueing up to enter a clinic on Monday, an elderly woman waiting in line behind me tapped me on the shoulder.

Did the clinic treat every kind of illness, she asked. More importantly - and she seemed undecided about seeing the doctor - were the consultation and medicine expensive? How much cash would she have to pay?

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