Updated: 01/23/2013 07:41

WP's Punggol East by-election candidate Lee Li Lian calls for more benefits for senior citizens



WP's Punggol East by-election candidate Lee Li Lian calls for more benefits for senior citizens

Punggol East by-election candidate Lee Li Lian pointed out that the Workers' Party had a hand in some of the new policies introduced by the government.

For example, the move to introduce paid paternity leave which she said the party had called for, in its 2011 GE manifesto.

Ms Lee also revealed her plans to improve the constituency if elected as MP.

They include pushing for better public transport services and more amenities in the ward.

As for national issues that she will champion, she said will look into helping senior citizens

Ms Lee said public transport should be made free for those who are 80 and above

Also, she wants those above 75 years of age to be allowed to use Medisave for medical treatment without restrictions

Further, Ms Lee said elderly patients should be able to receive subsidised rates at specialist clinics at public hospitals with or without referrals from polyclinics:

"Our country can and must do more for our elderly citizens, this is the least we can do to give back to them and serve them with distinction. If WP wins Punggol East, I'm confident we will manage the town council competently."

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