Tag Archives: Polyclinic

Covid19: Singapore PR Stranded Here After Malaysia Custom Denied Him Entry

A Facebook user who claimed to be Malaysian with Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) shared how he was "stranded" in Singapore since 17 March 2020. After about a month, he decided to return home to Johor Bahru (JB). However upon reaching the JB Custom, Second link (should be Tuas Checkpoint), the Malaysian side denied him entry. The alleged reason given was because he is a Singapore PR.

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MAN SMOKING AWAY UNDER NO SMOKING SIGN AT POLYCLINIC

This bald headed bloke was seen smoking at the Geylang East Polyclinic this morning 3 Apr at 9.45am. He was looking at the No Smoking sign on the wall but continued to smoke there! What a dickhead selfishly smoking with blatant disregard for the No Smoking Law especially at a medical centre! The entire waiting area was smoky and irritated many non-smokers.

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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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YISHUN POLYCLINIC STAFF THREATENED ME & MY HUSBAND, TRY TO COVER UP UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

As a patient, as a customer, how would you feel if people from healthcare, threatened you that if you raised up a bit of your volume they will chase you out, chase money after you like loan shark, when you brought up the issue to the management, the management will protect the staff and put words into your mouth? Recently my husband and I met this kind of situation. I always thought that people who work under healthcare will provide us their professional services, however, in Yishun Polyclinic, it seems like whatever you done or raised up to the management, management will threaten you and they will stand up for the person even though the person is at fault.

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POLYCLINICS RAISED CONSULTATION FEES QUIETLY, REFUSE TO COMMENT ON HOW MUCH

If you noticed that you've been paying more for your polyclinic consultation trips, you are not alone. A recent news report shows that Singaporean adults are now paying more for their basic consultations ($11.90 for adults, max of $6.80 for children and senior citizens) as compared to last year. In data for last October, basic consultations for adults was between $11 and $11.30, while children and senior citizens paid $6.10 to $6.40 max.

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Standardise subsidised patients’ fees at polyclinics, hospitals

The services are essentially the same, but the fees charged by different public hospitals and polyclinics can vary by as much as 50 per cent. To most patients, this makes little sense. Why should they pay so much more at one hospital compared with another - especially since the Government subsidises much of the cost? Recently, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) raised their emergency department fees, and some bed and consultation fees. SGH increased its emergency department fee from $99 to $108 while charges at KTPH went up from $98 to $103. Alexandra Hospital charges just $88 for emergency services - the lowest among Singapore's six public general hospitals.

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Singaporean lady discloses difficulties in applying for CHAS

My application for the blue CHAS card has not been approved even after I met up with the MSW of Pasir Ris polyclinic a long time ago. What appears on every pamphlet of MOH boasting on how easy it is to obtain the card is in actual fact, a far cry from it. Even when one is perceived to have met their criteria on print, they will make things difficult by disapproving applications and requesting for CPF statements/Medical reports later on for ‘justification’. These are all not conveyed to you at application point so most give up after initial application.

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