CNA: As population ages, Government committed to ensuring affordable, quality healthcare: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE: As Singapore’s population ages, the Government remains committed to making sure citizens have access to affordable and quality healthcare, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday (Mar 29) as he marked Singapore General Hospital’s (SGH) bicentennial celebration.

In his speech, Mr Heng said that the future of healthcare in Singapore will be shaped by its people and by the “basic commitment” of the Government to help all Singaporeans keep active and healthy, and to have access to “affordable, appropriate and quality” healthcare should they need it.

“This is a core tenet of our social compact, and we must continue to uphold as our population ages,” he said.

Mr Heng pointed out that by 2030, one-quarter of Singapore’s population will be aged 65 and above.

As such, he noted that there has been additional healthcare support for the Pioneer and Merdeka Generation.

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