"My healthcare journey began 52 years ago as a clerk at one of Singapore's first polyclinics in Queenstown. In 1978, I moved to the Still Road Outpatient Clinic, and subsequently the newly-built Tampines Polyclinic. In those days, we had smaller clinics with just an outpatient dispensary and a maternal and child health clinic. It only cost $2.50 for an adult and 50 cents for a child to see the doctor. Patient registration was done manually on paper, their treatment cards and case notes had to be traced and filed in large steel cabinets. We've come a long way since then."
Mdm Saidah Binte Shariff, Senior Patient Service Associate Executive, SingHealth Polyclinics – Tampines