Recently, PAP MP Seah Kian Peng, who is also the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and CEO of NTUC Fairprice Co-op, was admitted to a hospital for an emergency operation to remove his gall bladder as it was swollen and on the verge of bursting.
If I am not mistaken, looking at the furnishing and uniform of the staff, he went for the operation at a private hospital. I wonder if an average Singaporean is able to afford what Mr Seah did when faced with a similar situation? How much does it costs? And, as a public servant, is Mr Seah saying he is also not confident of public health care in such an emergency?
Nevertheless, I wish Mr Seah a speedy recovery and Happy Chinese New Year.