Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Health in each year over the last 10 years (a) what is the number of Singaporeans who are newly diagnosed with rare diseases; and (b) what is the average life expectancy of such patients with rare diseases.
Mr Ong Ye Kung: Rare diseases cover a broad spectrum of conditions. The Ministry of Health does not track the incident number of Singaporeans who are newly diagnosed with rare diseases or the life expectancy of patients with these diseases.
Ministry of Health
22 March 2023