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Medisave can be used for mammograms & colonoscopies

Medisave can be used for mammograms & colonoscopies

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30 June 2011
Channel NewsAsia
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SINGAPORE : With effect from July 1, patients can use their Medisave for screening mammograms and

The Ministry of Health said this would make screening tests more affordable and accessible to

It said the change would benefit around 450,000 women for mammogram screening and one million
Singaporeans for colonoscopy screening.

Patients can withdraw up to S$300 from their Medisave account each year to offset the cost of their

On average, mammograms cost about S$100.

Subsidised mammograms are available for Singapore citizens and permanent residents at participating
BreastScreen Singapore centres.

The Medisave withdrawal limit for colonoscopy screening will be pegged at the prevailing withdrawal
limit for day surgery procedures.

- CNA/al

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