Home Briefs: Carnival on home healthcare services

Carnival on home healthcare services

The Home Nursing Foundation held a Community Awareness Carnival over the weekend as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

The carnival was also held to promote awareness of home healthcare services, especially those for the elderly.

Activities at the carnival included health screenings and talks, and performances by children with intellectual disabilities.

Minister of State for Health Lam Pin Min said at the event yesterday the Government is making efforts to ensure the availability, quality and affordability of homecare as Singapore faces a rapidly ageing population, so that seniors can continue to age surrounded by their loved ones.

$1m raised for cancer patients

More than 6,000 participants took part in the annual fund-raising event Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer yesterday morning, raising over $1 million for cancer patients and their families.

The funds will be used to support Singapore Cancer Society programmes and services, including the Cancer Care Fund and Cancer Rehabilitation Centre.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu completed the 5km run at East Coast Park alongside cancer survivors after flagging off the 15km race.

Man held for assault and robbery

A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting and robbing a woman last Friday.

The 38-year-old victim had made a police report claiming she was punched and kicked by the suspect, who then made off with her bag.

The man was a customer at the beauty salon in Orchard where she worked.

He was arrested in Raffles Place last Saturday with some of the victim's belongings in his possession.

If convicted of robbery with hurt, he could face a jail term of between five and 20 years and 12 strokes of the cane or more.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe