One billion Chinese Yuan can't be wrong
An interesting piece of news tucked away in the corner of the page in today's Today.
Chinese TCM docs may practise here
SHANGHAI — Singapore may allow Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) physicians from China to practise in Singapore.
Disclosing this to reporters during his trip to China, Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan said this may be explored further in the free-trade agreement being discussed between China and Singapore. Currently, physicians and acupuncturists need to register with the TCM Practitioners Board, a regulatory body set up in 2001, before they can practise in Singapore.
Meanwhile, Singapore's largest public health care group, SingHealth, is in talks with Chinese authorities to set up a high-end private hospital in Shanghai, targeted at the expatriate community there. — Channel NewsAsia
angry doc notes two things:
1. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Trade and Industry, and not someone from the Health Ministry.
2. If TCM is so good that we want to 'import' more of it to Singapore, what makes them think that 'exported' western medicine will be in demand over at the home of TCM?