(Please note that this email is copied to mainstream media, online media, WP, SDP, friends ….)
Dear PM Lee
I refer to my email to Health Minister Gan Kim Yong dated 20 August 2014, 6 years ago. For reasons known only to senior management at MOH, Minister Gan was unable to reply to my queries.
One of my queries pertained to polyclinic GP consultation ‘full amount’.
The ‘full amount’, ie cost to MOH, in 2014 was $38.97. (see image below) This is of course ridiculous, considering neighbourhood private GP rates are much lower; more than 50% at some clinics.
Did MOH engage in fictitious costing?
Healthcare costs have been inflated by MOH arbitrarily?
Since 2014, MOH has been inflating the ‘full amount’ of polyclinic consultation fee, almost every year. By 2019, it was inflated to $48.13, a whopping increase of 23% in 5 years.
However, neighbourhood GP consultation rates have remained unchanged, or increased marginally.
Obvious to an idiot, the ‘full amount’ of polyclinic GP consultation fee could not be $48.13.
Needless to say, the subsidy of $36.13 is … ‘fake’.
Of concern is the ridiculously-high ‘full amount’ of $48.13 consultation fee, ie it is a cost to taxpayers.
1. How did MOH arrive at $48.13 when private GP rates are about 50% lower?
2. Since $48.13 is not paid to polyclinic GPs, who are the real beneficiaries?
MOH should clarify.
Thank you and have a nice day.