Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Health (a) whether the Ministry has data on the expected increase in the number of private hospital bed capacity in the next five years and, if so, what is the number; and (b) whether there are any plans to call for the tender of additional hospitals to supplement the projected increase in public hospital bed capacity.
Mr Ong Ye Kung: The Ministry of Health (MOH) does not have the projected capacity of private hospitals as they are driven by commercial and other considerations.
Nonetheless, MOH does facilitate the development of private hospitals which operating model can complement that of public healthcare institutions. We will announce such plans whenever they are available and ready.
Ministry of Health
21 March 2023