LONG WAITING TIMES AT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS OF RESTRUCTURED HOSPITALS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health (a) what are the main reasons behind the long waiting times for admission at some restructured hospitals’ emergency departments in recent weeks; and (b) what are the measures the Ministry is taking to reduce waiting time especially for patients with higher acuity conditions. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Sir,Continue reading “LONG WAITING TIMES AT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS OF RESTRUCTURED HOSPITALS”

COVID-19 INFECTIONS WITHIN RESIDENTIAL HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Health (a) for the past six months, how many patients or residents contracted COVID-19 infections from within residential healthcare facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes; and (b) whether the Ministry is satisfied with the effectiveness of the current COVID-19 measures implemented at these facilities. The Senior Minister of StateContinue reading “COVID-19 INFECTIONS WITHIN RESIDENTIAL HEALTHCARE FACILITIES”

IMPACT SALE OF STATE LAND ON RESERVES AND ACCOUNTING TREATMENT OF COST OF STATE LAND FOR PUBLIC HOUSING

The following question stood in the name of Mr Leong Mun Wai – 3 To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance whether there is a net increase in the past reserves when state land is first sold and the sales proceeds are transferred to the financial assets, and when the land is sold againContinue reading IMPACT SALE OF STATE LAND ON RESERVES AND ACCOUNTING TREATMENT OF COST OF STATE LAND FOR PUBLIC HOUSING

IMPACT OF WAGE INCREASES UNDER PROGRESSIVE WAGE MODEL ON HDB RENTAL HOUSING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Sir, just a quick question. What is the backlog waiting time now for rental flat allocation? Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim: I thank the Member for his question. As we shared in the answer to the September Parliamentary Question, the waiting time is about eight months. Ministry of National Development7Continue reading “IMPACT OF WAGE INCREASES UNDER PROGRESSIVE WAGE MODEL ON HDB RENTAL HOUSING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA”

TAKE-UP OF PROVISIONS OF COMPREHENSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE AGREEMENT FOR TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP BY COMPANIES

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Trade and Industry what is the Ministry’s assessment of the take-up rates of the provisions of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership by companies, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises. Mr Gan Kim Yong: The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has entered into force for Australia,Continue reading “TAKE-UP OF PROVISIONS OF COMPREHENSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE AGREEMENT FOR TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP BY COMPANIES”

TAKE-UP OF PROVISIONS OF REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP BY COMPANIES

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Trade and Industry whether he can provide an assessment of the take-up rates of the provisions of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by companies to date.   Mr Gan Kim Yong: As the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement only entered into force for Singapore earlier this year, more time will beContinue reading “TAKE-UP OF PROVISIONS OF REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP BY COMPANIES”

SHARING OF COUNSELLING INFORMATION WHEN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL AND BEYOND

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Just a quick question for the Minister of State. She mentioned earlier that the number has been stable. Can I just enquire from the Minister of State what is that number, particularly, for the last year? Ms Gan Siow Huang: The number of students that require mental healthContinue reading “SHARING OF COUNSELLING INFORMATION WHEN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL AND BEYOND”

REPORTS OF INSECT OR MOSQUITO BITES IN PROJECT WOLBACHIA AREAS

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis (Sengkang): Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Like Member Ms Yeo Wan Ling, I also received similar feedback from some residents on the increasing prevalence of mosquitoes, which I presumed is due to the release of these male Wolbachia mosquitoes. My supplementary question is on how much the Ministry believes in the importance ofContinue reading “REPORTS OF INSECT OR MOSQUITO BITES IN PROJECT WOLBACHIA AREAS”

RATIO OF BICYCLE PARKING LOTS PER MRT STATION

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Transport (a) what is the current ratio of bicycle parking lots per MRT station; (b) what will this ratio be by 2025, when 3,000 more bicycle parking lots are provided; and (c) what is the Ministry’s target ratio and number of lots expected by 2040, as part ofContinue reading “RATIO OF BICYCLE PARKING LOTS PER MRT STATION”

PROPORTION OF NATURAL GAS USED FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION DERIVED FROM PIPED NATURAL GAS VERSUS SHIPPED LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Trade and Industry of the natural gas used for electricity generation in Singapore (a) what is the current proportion derived from piped natural gas versus shipped liquefied natural gas; and (b) what has been the year-to-date price change in fuel costs for each source of natural gas. MrContinue reading “PROPORTION OF NATURAL GAS USED FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION DERIVED FROM PIPED NATURAL GAS VERSUS SHIPPED LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS”