Public feedback wanted on Healthy Living Masterplan

PHOTO: Public feedback wanted on Healthy Living Masterplan

SINGAPORE - The Government is launching a six-week-long public consultation exercise starting from Monday, April 22 to seek views from the public on how it can turn the vision of its Healthy Living Master Plan (HLMP) into reality.

The findings of the public consultation exercise will allow gaps and concerns on healthy living to be identified and addressed, MOH said.

Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, announced the plan at the Committee of Supply Debates last month. The plan is to be spearheaded by a Task Force led by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, and comprise members from the community, grassroots organisations, healthcare providers and government agencies.

The HLMP aims to keep Singaporeans healthy for as long as possible through the adoption and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle, and the vision of the master plan is to ensure that all Singaporeans have access to a healthy lifestyle so that healthy living becomes natural and effortless for all.

The HLMP therefore is a roadmap on how Singapore can achieve this vision by leveraging connections across and between government agencies and communities.

As part of the exercise, the public may contribute their views via the following website:

They may also write in via post to the following address:

The Healthy Living Master Plan Task Force
Strategic Planning and Collaborations
3 Second Hospital Avenue
Singapore 168937

The public consultation exercise will include three face-to-face community dialogue sessions in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. The dialogues are also part of Ministry of Health (MOH)'s Our Singapore Conversation.

Details for registration will be announced soon, MOH said.

The Task Force welcomes Singaporeans to contribute their views and feedback actively. The public consultation exercise closes on Friday, 31 May, 2013.