Tag: Healthcare

Leong Sze Hian asks “Have we lost our way” on National Day

Singapore – While others were celebrating Singapore’s 54th birthday, Leong Sze Hian provided quite a few statistics concerning the country's current state and asked if Singapore has lost her way. On August 9 (Friday), prominent blogger and activist Leong Sze Hian aired some concerns...

2018 survey shows that Singaporeans are unready to live to 100

Singapore— According to almost half of the country’s healthcare practitioners, Singaporeans are unprepared for the health-related costs of living until they are 100 years old, a survey conducted in 2018 showed. Yahoo News Singapore reported that in Prudential Singapore’s report entitled “Healthy for 100?”, which...

Activist Roy Yi Ling Ngerng, “Is the Singapore government making Singaporeans pay double for healthcare?”

Singapore— On July 20, Saturday, Taiwan-based activist Roy Yi Ling Ngerng posted a video allegedly showing that the government is making  Singaporeans pay double for healthcare in order to earn more. He also posted about this on his Facebook page on July 20. He begins by...

“Shift from healthcare to health”: DPM Heng Swee Keat

Singapore - Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) held a charity walk on Sunday (June 23) to raise money for its community fund. The heritage walk was a success, raising S$1 million for beneficiaries of the TTSH community fund. The community fund is used to help...

Better healthcare for China’s vulnerable in full swing

China is gaining momentum in its healthcare delivery systems designed for people who need them most. Pregnant women, infants, and seniors are targeted groups for China’s improving medical services, according to the country's national Xinhua news agency and a 2018 World Bank Report. Last year, over...

Asia-Pacific health facilities vulnerable to cyberattacks, potential losses can reach US$23.3mil

Many healthcare institutions in the Asia-Pacific region are vulnerable to any form of cyberattacks. This was highlighted in the recent study conducted by Microsoft, in partnership with Frost & Sullivan with the theme, “Understanding the Cybersecurity Threat Landscape in Asia Pacific: Securing the Modern...

Opposition politician and former presidential candidate both agree that Malaysia’s healthcare system trumps Singapore’s

Following the news that Malaysia ranks top for its healthcare system, opposition politician Lim Tean and former presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian took to social media to very publicly concur. Leader of the party People’s Voice, Lim took to Facebook on Thursday, Feb 7 and...

Will MOH’s healthcare fee benchmarks prevent skyrocketing costs?

The Ministry of Health (MOH) published benchmarks in November for professional fees for more than 200 common surgical procedures performed in the private sector, hoping that setting these costs would prevent private sector physicians from overcharging third parties, like insurers, or even patients themselves. Moreover,...

Due to education and health care, Singapore ranks 13th worldwide in human capital investments 

A study conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington showed that Singapore is now ranked 13th worldwide. In the last 26 years, the Lion City has risen 30 places, from 1990 when it was ranked at 43rd....

PAP assures you there is sufficient funding resources for healthcare, but might raise GST anyway

In an interview with Mediacorp’s News 5 programme on Thursday (Aug 30), Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said that government has enough resources to sustain the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) and the Merdeka Generation Package. He cites the credence of PAP’s long-term strategy, stating...