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Singapore Budget 2018: Social and health related services for seniors to come under MOH
TO improve the delivery of services to seniors, Singapore will consolidate social and health related services for them under the Ministry of Health (MOH), Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday.
Mr Heng said from April this year, the Ministry of Social and Family Development would transfer its social aged care functions under the Senior Cluster Network and other programmes to MOH.
With this transfer, the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) will be designated the central implementation agency to coordinate such services for seniors and their caregivers.
To support the expansion of CNS nationwide, the government will merge the Pioneer Generation Office (PGO) with AIC. PGO will be renamed the Silver Generation Office.
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