A strain on the pocket

Extract from The Star Stories by AUDREY EDWARDS                 Healthcare cost is expected to escalate in line with the rising cost of living and the Health Ministry is taking steps to raise public awareness on non-communicable diseases. OF late, the Health Ministry has been raising public awareness on non-communicable diseases (NCD) chronic respiratory diseases, heart diseases, cancer and diabetes. According to Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, the recent United Nations’ high-level meeting on NCD in New York revealed that there would be a 17%...

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