Experts welcome proposal to cover addictions, self-harm under MediShield

The changes were among the recommendations announced by the MediShield Life Council on Sept 29, 2020.
The changes were among the recommendations announced by the MediShield Life Council on Sept 29, 2020.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Medical professionals and advocates have praised a proposal to include insurance coverage for treatment for drug addiction, alcoholism and injuries arising from attempted suicide or deliberate self-harm under MediShield Life.

This will be a step in the right direction that will better support patients who need such treatments, and reduce the stigma against seeking help, they said on Wednesday (Sept 30).

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