The recent press statement by the Singapore Government to invest $4billion Singapore dollars in Healthcare Infrastructure over the next 5 years and also the China's Cabinet government in announcing that the country will invest 850 billion yuan (S$187 billion) on improving the health care system over the next three years is a clear indication that these government puts the Health agenda as their top priority in this time of economic gloom.
The most interesting point in these stimulus packages is that both of these governments have made details and clearly indicated how are the billions of dollars are to be spent. On the top of the agenda will be including a revamp of public hospitals, redevelopment of older hospitals, medical centres, building new community hospitals and boosting capabilities in treating chronic diseases such as strokes, kidney failure and other age related conditions.
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