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07 Nov 2022

4th Jul 2022

NOTICE PAPER NO. 1135

NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON OR AFTER 10 MAY 2022

 

 

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Christopher de Souza

MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC

 

 

Question No. 1812

 

 

To ask the Minister for Health what training and assistance are provided to polyclinics and general practitioners to equip them to see patients who have intellectual disability for basic healthcare treatment such as for flu, fever and coughs.

 

 

Answer

 

 

As part of local undergraduate training, medical students are equipped to provide care for persons with intellectual disability (PWID). MOH is also collaborating with the College of Family Physicians Singapore to provide a Family Practice Skills Course to further strengthen our medical practitioners’ skills in this area. This helps to ensure that primary care doctors have a good understanding of the physical health issues and behavioural concerns of PWID, and can better manage them in primary care.