Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Health for each of the years from 2019 to 2022 to date (a) what is the average monthly number of fitness activities that each Residents Network Cluster (RNC) is registered for; (b) what is the average monthly number of participants in these fitness activities; and (c) what is the maximum number of fitness activities each RNC can register for.
Mr Ong Ye Kung: The Residents Network under the People’s Association (PA) works closely with partners in the community to offer a variety of physical activity programmes. The Health Promotion Board (HPB) is one such partner, amongst many others.
Physical activity sessions organised by HPB across all Residents Network each month averaged 3,100 in 2019, 2,400 in 2020, 800 in 2021 and 3,200 in 2022 up to the month of June.
The average monthly number of participants in these physical activities was 82,100 in 2019, 55,600 in 2020, 11,300 in 2021 and 39,000 in 2022 up to the month of June.
HPB works with Resident Networks and community partners to organise programmes on the ground based on demand and geographical spread. There is no maximum number or cap to the number of physical activities that Residents Networks can partner HPB on.
Ministry of Health
12 September 2022