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11th Public Health Service partners more GPs under the NUHS GP network

09-Oct-2016 (Sun) article archive:   

 

Nearly one in two people screened at a public health screening event last year were found to be at risk of developing chronic disease. Speaking at this year's NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Public Health Service, Minister of State for Health Lam Pin Min said 46 per cent of all participants last year were found to have abnormalities in at least one chronic disease indicator. "This percentage is high. But screening is only the first step towards better control of your health," he said. “What is also crucial is to follow up with your doctor after screening” he added. This year the students are working with over 50 GPs under the NUHS GP network to offer residents a free first follow up, if required. The annual Public Health Service event is being organised for the 11th time by the National University of Singapore medical students.

 

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