By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Taichung city government disclosed Sunday that it plans to continue
with its denture subsidy program for the city’s elderly people next year, reports said Sunday.
A new NT$400 million (US$13.4 million) budget has been drafted for the next fiscal year to benefit an estimated 10,000 senior citizens living in Taichung, according to local health authorities.
As of September 30, the denture program has already benefitted 11,891 elderly residents, a move that the government plans to continue after its initial year of introduction.
Health authorities attributed this year’s success to the Taiwan Dental Association and the city’s dental clinics and community district offices, who helped promote the program to those in need. [FULL STORY]