Keat Hong Constituency launches ‘Care on Wheels’ for needy residents

A new initiative to help needy residents visit clinics and hospitals for medical check-ups and treatment will soon see more volunteers coming onboard.

Keat Hong Constituency’s ‘Care on Wheels’ currently relies on 14 resident volunteers, and six more are expected to join. The goodwill service by Keat Hong residents involves volunteers, many of them taxi drivers, shuttling residents with limited mobility to and from hospitals and clinics.

The initiative was officially launched on Sunday (Oct 26) at Keat Hong Shopping Centre by Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin during his Ministerial Community visit to Keat Hong, which is part of Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency (GRC). With him were Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower Dr Amy Khor and Advisor to Keat Hong Grassroots Organisation, Zaqy Mohamad.

Minister Tan also helped kick-start the adventure interest group in Keat Hong by abseiling down a HDB block as part of “Project Cliff-Hanger”.

This is one of the key highlights of the Family Fiesta at Lam Soon Community Centre Hard Court, the second stop of Mr Tan’s ministerial community visit. It is hoped that Project Cliff-Hanger will attract the younger families living in Keat Hong.

Source: CNA