Tag Archives: healthcare

9K NEW JOBS IN HEALTHCARE, BULK GOING TO LOCALS OR FT?

The Ministry of Health already announced in Parliament that in the next three years, Singapore would need about 9,000 workers in the healthcare industry. The government will support this search for 9,000 workers by investing $24m in the sector. Half of the jobs at the new facilities and services in the public healthcare and community care sectors are Professional, Manager, Executive and Technician (PMET) level roles. The big question here now is, will the bulk of these 9,000 jobs going to be filled up by Singaporeans, or are we going to see more influx of foreign talent? 9,000 new jobs is a huge number, given the recent reports of unemployment rate among Singaporeans also slightly rising. But, not many people are invested in the healthcare sector. So, will these 9,000 new jobs provide the answer for the jobless?

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GOVT SLAMS TR EMERITUS WEBSITE FOR VICIOUS CLAIMS AGAINST HENG SWEE KEAT

TR Emeritus has once again sought to mislead the public by publishing a vicious claim that a Cabinet Minister is “fully entitled to free A-Class healthcare in government and restructured hospitals”, giving the impression Minister Heng Swee Keat’s medical expenses are being funded by taxpayers. This is a blatant lie. As TRE would have known very well if it had bothered to check the facts, Ministers in Singapore are on the same medical benefit scheme – the Medisave-cum-Subsidised Outpatient (MSO) scheme – as most civil servants.

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TTSH WARDS PATIENT IN HOSPITAL CORRIDOR & BILLS EXTRA $122 FOR IT

My friend was warded in Tan Tock Seng hospital for surgery and was warded for 4 days. Because of the congestion in TTSH, was placed along the Class C corridor for one day. Upon discharge, my friend was shocked to learn see TTSH charged a Class C corridor bill of $122. Is this the world class healthcare system Singapore is so proud of?

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WOMAN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER PAID $7K FOR SCANS DESPITE MEDISAVE INSURANCE

I had a very close relative who had to go and see a doctor quite immediately owing to a sickness. Then upon arrival at the doctor she was advised to go for several scans and then being diagnose with Cancer. Imagine, when asked if CPF Medisave could be used we were told that only $300 for one scan scan was allowed and another $400. Despite having an insurance being taken up we were in total disarray as Insurance here again don't cover Scans etc. as i was told and we had to resort to borrowing credit cards to settle all the scans totalling $7000.

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THE WONDERS OF MEDISHIELD LIFE?

If Mr Chua dies – since Weikang is the sole survivor of the family with no other family members – his hospitalisation bills will be covered by MediShield Life, the deductible and co-insurance may also be covered by MediFund and his MediShield Life premiums will also be waived.

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WHY DOES THE PAP INFLATE MEDICAL COSTS?

The polyclinic charges $38 for medical cost for a Singaporean. It gives a 50% subsidy to the Singaporean and so the Singaporean pays $19. I visit my family doctor and she charges me between $15 to $20 per visit. That is often less what I would have to pay to see a Polyclinc doctor.

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SINGAPORE IS THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST COUNTRY

Singapore has been named the world’s healthiest country, according to a list which ranks countries using data from the United Nations, the World Bank and the World Health Organisation. The Bloomberg rankings gave each country with a population of 1 million or more a health score and a health-risk score. Each country’s place was calculated by subtracting their risk score from their health score.

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