Friday, 23 March 2018

New clinic for people with intellectual disabilities

The Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (Minds) Developmental Disabilities Medical Clinic was opened officially yesterday.

The first clinic of its kind here, it offers specialised medical attention and has helped 100 people with intellectual disabilities since its soft launch last July.

The clinic promotes preventive healthcare using standard health screenings and examinations but it does not prescribe medication. Instead, patients will get referrals to polyclinics on an appointment basis.

The clinic's services are free for the 2,400 intellectually disabled clients under Minds. There are plans to open it to intellectually disabled members of the public in the future.

OCBC Bank donated $50,000 towards setting up the clinic.


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