Updated: 07/15/2013 01:00

Medical professionals urged to pay attention to the rising healthcare costs borne by patients



Medical professionals urged to pay attention to the rising healthcare costs borne by patients


Environment and Water Resources Minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, has urged medical professionals to pay attention to the rising healthcare costs that patients have to bear. 

He said the greatest challenge facing the healthcare system worldwide is escalating costs at unsustainable rates. 

Dr Balakrishnan was speaking at the graduation ceremony of medical graduate students at the National University of Singapore. 

This morning, 505 of them from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, received their degrees .

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