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More policies to plug healthcare gaps seen

Building up infrastructure, defraying healthcare costs among suggested initiatives

Helping seniors: Budget 2014 is also expected to incorporate the Pioneer Generation Package, to reward senior Singaporeans for their contributions towards nation-building, such as by helping them with their MediShield premiums. - ST FILE PHOTO

[SINGAPORE] While Budget 2014 should seek to plug existing gaps in the local healthcare system, it is also important to work towards the longer-term need of transitioning towards preventive and holistic healthcare. Building up infrastructure in the intermediate and long-term care (ILTC) sector