Speech by DPM and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Teo Chee Hean, at the Singapore Chinese Physicians’ Association 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 4 December 2016.
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Minister of State Dr Lam Pin Min,
Minister of State Mr Chee Hong Tat,
Singapore Chinese Physicians’ Association President Mr Teo Eng Kiat
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am happy to be here today to celebrate the 70th Singapore Chinese Physicians’ Association (SCPA) Anniversary Dinner.
Chinese medicine and Chinese medication have a long history. It is used in many countries, including Singapore.
As our population ages, many Singaporeans are also using Traditional Chinese Medicine to stay healthy.
There is a need to regulate TCM to ensure that it meets public expectations DPM Teo Chee Hean
There is a need to regulate TCM to ensure that it meets public expectations
DPM Teo Chee Hean
There is a need to regulate TCM to ensure that it meets public expectations. TCM practitioners must also update and raise their professional standards continually.
SCPA has opened up several TCM clinics in Singapore. These clinics provide a wide range of TCM treatments and services to members of the public. TCM practitioners do not differentiate race and religion, and have helped 1200 Singaporeans daily.
The SCPA’s Singapore College of TCM has also developed many TCM talents. The College is also working with its counterparts in Beijing, Nanjing and Guangzhou to train TCM practitioners. I hope that the SCPA will continue to play an active role in promoting the professionalisation of TCM.
I would like to congratulate SCPA on its 70th anniversary. I hope SCPA will scale new heights and continue to serve our people. Thank you.
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