Shortening the years spent in ill health
Singaporeans are living longer, with an average age span of 82 years. However, 8 out of the 82 years are spent in ill health as pointed out by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally last month. This may be difficult for the elderly, their family members as well as caregivers.
According to Associate Professor Reshma Merchant, head of the geriatric medicine department at National University Hospital (NUH), “We should be focusing on health care, not sick care, in which case focusing on prevention, screening and identifying (diseases) at an early stage before they give rise to catastrophic disability,”
Read more about this here. “Singaporeans living longer, but need to shorten years spent in ill health“
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