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”

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”

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”

EFFORTS TO GROW MANPOWER TALENT FOR KEY SECTORS AND TO GROOM LOCAL PIPELINE

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Manpower (a) for organisations that have made job postings on the Government’s MyCareersFuture portal, whether they are required to notify the Ministry on the outcome of a job posting when it is subsequently delisted or when the role is filled; (b) if so, do the numbers suggest thatContinue reading “EFFORTS TO GROW MANPOWER TALENT FOR KEY SECTORS AND TO GROOM LOCAL PIPELINE”

DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL TEACHERS

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Speaker. Just a quick question for the Minister, in regard to his original reply where he stated that there were 1,600 SPED teachers, if I heard him correctly. Can I just confirm with the Minister whether that number includes the allied educators, who are an integral part of the SPEDContinue reading “DEVELOPMENT AND RETENTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL TEACHERS”

STRENGTHENING SINGAPORE’S POSITION AS A GLOBAL HUB FOR TALENT

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Speaker. Sir, the Sunday Times yesterday carried a two-page story on the new ONE Pass. It quoted a sustainability recruiter, one Greg Brittain, as saying and I quote, “The solution is not simply to import more talent. It needs to be a combination of upscaling and developing localContinue reading “STRENGTHENING SINGAPORE’S POSITION AS A GLOBAL HUB FOR TALENT”

ACCIDENTS INVOLVING FOOD AND GOODS DELIVERY PLATFORM WORKERS AND COMPENSATION AND SUPPORT PROVIDED

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Deputy Speaker. Just a quick question. When the Senior Minister of State announced the formation of the Advisory Committee last September to look at savings of gig workers and the injury framework, the Senior Minister of State, I believe, also announced that the report of the committee would beContinue reading “ACCIDENTS INVOLVING FOOD AND GOODS DELIVERY PLATFORM WORKERS AND COMPENSATION AND SUPPORT PROVIDED”

IMPACT OF RISING INFLATION ON PLANNED GST INCREASE AND RELATED FINANCIAL OFFSET MEASURES

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Sir, I have two questions for the Minister for Finance. First, an article in The Business Times in May this year, citing Singapore’s Department of Statistics data, confirmed that the Government’s tax collections for fiscal year 2021 was $74.76 billion, a 10.5%-increase compared to the pre-COVID-19 fiscal year 2019, of about $67Continue reading “IMPACT OF RISING INFLATION ON PLANNED GST INCREASE AND RELATED FINANCIAL OFFSET MEASURES”

OUTLOOK FOR GIG AND PLATFORM WORKERS AND MEASURES TO HELP ENHANCE THEIR EMPLOYABILITY AND CPF SAVINGS

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): I would like to ask the Senior Minister of State if he has any recent data on how many of these platform workers actually make CPF contributions on their own accord. Dr Koh Poh Koon: Sir, in answer to the Leader of the Opposition’s question, I do not have the actualContinue reading “OUTLOOK FOR GIG AND PLATFORM WORKERS AND MEASURES TO HELP ENHANCE THEIR EMPLOYABILITY AND CPF SAVINGS”

SAFEGUARDS TO PROTECT MEMBERS OF PUBLIC FROM RECALCITRANT SEX OFFENDERS

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Speaker. Just a quick question for the Minister. I understand this is a review that is in progress and full details of the proposals are not before the House. For current offenders who are incarcerated – because they have committed serious sexual crimes, in the course of theirContinue reading “SAFEGUARDS TO PROTECT MEMBERS OF PUBLIC FROM RECALCITRANT SEX OFFENDERS”