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Why should we care about the health of non-citizens?

Dr Sharuna Verghis  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT The government has announced that medical fees for non-citizens will increase by 70 percent when the government stops subsidising them beginning Jan 1, 2016.

This policy development is very disturbing. It comes on the heels of other equally troubling policies including the 30 percent increase in medical fees for non-citizens in government hospitals earlier this year.

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