Debate on ministries’ budgets

Parliament: Six new polyclinics by 2023, with up to six more by 2030

Six new polyclinics will open by 2023, with another four to six more opening by 2030, in a bid to boost Singapore's primary care infrastructure.

The additions will bring the number of polyclinics from the current 20 to around 30 by 2030, Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Health, said during the debate on his ministry's budget yesterday.

The polyclinics to be completed by 2023 are in Bukit Panjang, Eunos, Kallang, Khatib, Sembawang and Tampines North, while those in Serangoon and Tengah will be ready by 2025.

The locations of the remaining polyclinics have yet to be finalised.

The Ministry of Health will also continue to redevelop existing polyclinics to meet anticipated demand.

The redeveloped Ang Mo Kio and Yishun polyclinics opened last year, while Pasir Ris Polyclinic is currently being redeveloped as part of the Integrated Transport Hub and will be more user-friendly with barrier-free access.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2019, with the headline 'Six new polyclinics by 2023, with up to six more by 2030'. Print Edition | Subscribe