COS Speech 2021 by Dr Koh Poh Koon
This speech was first published by the Ministry of Health, Singapore on March 05, 2021.
Redesigning healthcare jobs and training pathways
COVID-19 has shown us the importance of maintaining a resilient core of healthcare workers. Following the launch of the SG Healthcare Corps (SHC) in April last year, over 5,000 workers and volunteers have been trained, and provided support in areas such as the care of elderly in nursing homes, swab operations, laboratory testing and vaccination operations.
Going forward, we plan to develop the Corps into a platform for citizen engagement and volunteerism in healthcare during peace time, and to serve as a reserve pool in times of crisis.
Link to full speech: https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/speech-by-dr-koh-poh-koon-senior-minister-of-state-for-health-at-the-ministry-of-health-committee-of-supply-debate-2021-on-friday-5-march-2021