Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Extension of Chronic Disease Management Programme for Outpatient Treatment of Mental Illnesses

Medisave has been allowed for use in the outpatient treatment of chronic diseases namely: diabetes mellitus, hypertension, lipid disorders, stroke, asthma and COPD since October 2006.

The Ministry of Health has reviewed the prgramme to include more chronic diseases under the Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP). the use of Medisave for outpatient treatment will be extended to includeSchizophrenia and Major Depression.

The extension will be rolled-out in October 2009.