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”

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLYCLINICS AND PRIVATE FAMILY DOCTORS’ CHARGES FOR OUTPATIENT CONSULTATIONS AND MEDICATIONS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health whether patients’ costs for (i) outpatient consultations and (ii) drugs at their enrolled family doctor under Healthier SG will be the same as that charged at polyclinics, without any deliberate increases in polyclinic charges to achieve parity. Mr Ong Ye Kung: As explained in the White Paper onContinue reading “DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLYCLINICS AND PRIVATE FAMILY DOCTORS’ CHARGES FOR OUTPATIENT CONSULTATIONS AND MEDICATIONS”

SWITCHING OUTPATIENT TREATMENT FROM POLYCLINICS TO ENROLLED PRIVATE FAMILY DOCTORS GIVEN HEALTHIER SG

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health whether residents who have been seeking outpatient medical treatment at polyclinics will be expected to switch to seeking treatment from their enrolled private family doctors under Healthier SG. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Singaporeans can continue to choose to seek care at any location, even after they have enrolled withContinue reading “SWITCHING OUTPATIENT TREATMENT FROM POLYCLINICS TO ENROLLED PRIVATE FAMILY DOCTORS GIVEN HEALTHIER SG”

IMPACT OF HEALTHIER SG ON MEDISAVE WITHDRAWAL LIMITS FOR CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health whether the annual MediSave withdrawal limits for chronic disease management will be completely lifted under Healthier SG. Mr Ong Ye Kung: The withdrawal limit for MediSave continues to be relevant and will be in place, to ensure adequacy in healthcare savings through life. In 2021, about nine in 10Continue reading “IMPACT OF HEALTHIER SG ON MEDISAVE WITHDRAWAL LIMITS FOR CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT”

TARGETED VERSUS MEDIUM-TERM OUTCOME INDICATORS OF HEALTHIER SG PROGRAMME

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health in view of the medium-term outcome indicators published in the Healthier SG White Paper (a) what is the current (i) obesity rate (ii) avoidable emergency department attendance rate (iii) 365-day re-admission rate (iv) average bed-days per capita and (v) admission rate of fall-associated injury among elderly; (b)Continue reading “TARGETED VERSUS MEDIUM-TERM OUTCOME INDICATORS OF HEALTHIER SG PROGRAMME”

TARGETS FOR RESIDENT AND GP ENROLLMENTS AND HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR HEALTHIER SG PROGRAMME

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health in view of the short-term outcome indicators published in the White Paper on Healthier SG, what are the Ministry’s targets within the next three years for (i) resident enrolment rate (ii) proportion of general practitioner clinics offering enrolment (iii) screening rates for chronic diseases and cancer (iv)Continue reading “TARGETS FOR RESIDENT AND GP ENROLLMENTS AND HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR HEALTHIER SG PROGRAMME”

APPEALS ON RE-EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES AND INSTANCES WHERE CONCILIATION FAILED AND WHERE ERRANT EMPLOYER IS A PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYER

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Manpower (a) from 2016 to date, how many appeals on re-employment disputes has the Ministry received annually; (b) how many of these appeals are successful; and (c) what are the main reasons for unsuccessful appeals. Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Manpower regarding re-employment disputes reported in 2016 toContinue reading “APPEALS ON RE-EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES AND INSTANCES WHERE CONCILIATION FAILED AND WHERE ERRANT EMPLOYER IS A PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYER”

FACILITATING GREATER ACCESS TO READING RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS FROM LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Education (a) how do schools support children and adolescents, especially those from lower-income families, to facilitate greater access to reading resources, including free online reading resources provided by the National Library; and (b) whether students can be taught in school how to use National Library apps like NLBContinue reading “FACILITATING GREATER ACCESS TO READING RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS FROM LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES”

PUBLISHING FULL NATIONAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM CONTENT FOR ALL STUDENTS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Education whether the Ministry can publish the full National Education curriculum content for all levels of students and make it accessible to the public. Mr Chan Chun Sing: National Education (NE) is a key component of our Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) curriculum for students from Primary to pre-UniversityContinue reading “PUBLISHING FULL NATIONAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM CONTENT FOR ALL STUDENTS”

INSTALLATION OF ON-DEMAND AUDIBLE TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Transport with reference to Recommendation 16 of the Enabling Masterplan 2030 (a) what proportion of all pedestrian crossings will be equipped with 24/7 on-demand audible traffic signals; (b) what will be the design and features of these new traffic signals; and (c) how will the new traffic signalsContinue reading “INSTALLATION OF ON-DEMAND AUDIBLE TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS”