Sengkang gets free TCM clinic

Photo above: The exterior of a clinic set up by the Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution, located in Ang Mo Kio.

SINGAPORE - A new clinic in Sengkang that offers free traditional Chinese medical treatments for residents opened Saturday.

The collaboration between the Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution - a charitable clinic set up in 1867 - and Sengkang Community Club management committee expects to serve mainly lower-income residents.

Residents in the Sengkang-Punggol area had raised concerns to their MPs during Meet-the-People sessions, about rising health-care costs and the need for affordable medical services.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who was at the official opening yesterday, said the clinic clearly fulfils the needs of residents in the area.

Since its soft opening on Sept 14, the clinic has served an average of 150 patients daily. The clinic is open to everyone.

Located on level four of Sengkang Community Hub, it has four physicians, who will be on hand to provide free consultation, medicine and acupuncture treatments.

Those who need further treatment will be referred to Thong Chai Medical's headquarters at Chin Swee Road.

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