Thursday, 3 August 2017
S$10 million additional funding to support, develop TCM sector
An additional S$10 million will be invested in the support and develop the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) sector, Senior Minister of State for Health Chee Hong Tat announced.
Speaking at the convocation of the Nanyang Technological University Biomedical Science and Chinese Medicine programme, Mr Chee said S$5 million will go to a new TCM developmental grant.
The grant will co-fund the training and development of registered TCM professionals, provide funding to accredited TCM course providers and support TCM clinics in adopting technology. Applications for the grant will open in January next year.
The other S$5 million will go to a TCM research grant that was set up in 2014. The grant, which is used for collaborative research on prevalent chronic conditions in Singapore, has seen “good progress” so far, according to Mr Chee.