Mustafa Shafawi from Channel News Asia reported that with effect from July 1, patients will be able to use their Medisave for mammograms to screen for breast cancer and colonoscopies for colorectal cancers:

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said this will help make the screening tests for more affordable and accessible to Singaporeans.

Patients can withdraw up to S$300 from their Medisave account per year to defray the cost of their mammograms.

MOH says close to 450,000 women will benefit from this extension in Medisave usage.

For colonoscopies, the withdrawal limit is higher, since it is a surgical operation.

It will be pegged at the prevailing withdrawal limit for day surgery procedures at S$950 for colonoscopy and S$300 per day for associated daily hospital charges.

MOH said there are about a million Singaporeans aged 50 and above who will benefit from this change.


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