MOH should not inflate polyclinic consultation fee

I hope MOH could clarify the cost/”full amount” of polyclinic consultation fee of about $48. Please take note that consultation fee of $20 plus 2 medications at a neighbourhood private GP cost only $44.45, ie without any subsidy.

 

Have costs been inflated by MOH to give the illusion of a large subsidy?

 

Phillip Ang

* The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.

 

 

 

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16 Responses to “MOH should not inflate polyclinic consultation fee”

  • very serious:

    There’s only 2 possible explanations.

    1. This gov is very inefficent.
    2. This gov is inflating cost and cheating the people.

    What do you think?

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Another “what’s wrong with making some money?”. Another good reason for REGIME CHANGE.

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  • pap liars lying with eyes open:

    pap needs to pay each other S$m.

    where does money come from?

    from sheep.

    as long as pap is not toppled, the money faced money gorging pap S$m ownself justify ownself payment of each other S$m ownself pay ownself pap system means everything pap has a hand becomes expensive.

    we buy from JB as far as we can.

    we have never voted pap, NEVER.

    our conscience is clear.

    until pap is toppled, we don’t support anything pap.

    when pap is toppled, we ensure history is rewritten about all the wrongs pap did when it was government.

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  • Open ur eyes:

    Cost of opening a gp = basic furnishing and rental of a hdb shop space + hire 1 or 2 assistants.

    Cost of opening a fully fledged polyclinic = xray lab and machine, pharmacy machinery and equipment to handle thousands of patients per day, other machine to treat diabetic and heart patients, hiring enough staff to handle thousands of patients per day, cost to run enough doctors to see thousands of patients per day.. the running cost is not even in the same league.

    Yes pap is 1 thing but basic business u guys dunno to think also and keep repeating dumb thing.

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  • Open your eyes bigger:

    Often, people talk about economy of scale.

    All the special machine can charge for special service.
    Normal consultation also want to charge for x-ray machine cost?

    If gov cannot run efficiently, then better outsource to private GP. Send subsidy to private GP. People get to pay a lot less with real subsidy at efficient places.

    Open ur eyes:
    Cost of opening a gp = basic furnishing and rental of a hdb shop space + hire 1 or 2 assistants.

    Cost of opening a fully fledged polyclinic = xray lab and machine, pharmacy machinery and equipment to handle thousands of patients per day, other machine to treat diabetic and heart patients, hiring enough staff to handle thousands of patients per day, cost to run enough doctors to see thousands of patients per day.. the running cost is not even in the same league.

    Yes pap is 1 thing but basic business u guys dunno to think also and keep repeating dumb thing.

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  • Taleban:

    “Open ur eyes:
    February 12, 2020 at 8:33 am (Quote)
    Cost of opening a gp = basic furnishing and rental of a hdb shop space + hire 1 or 2 assistants.

    Cost of opening a fully fledged polyclinic = xray lab and machine, pharmacy machinery and equipment to handle thousands of patients per day, other machine to treat diabetic and heart patients, hiring enough staff to handle thousands of patients per day, cost to run enough doctors to see thousands of patients per day.. the running cost is not even in the same league.

    Yes pap is 1 thing but basic business u guys dunno to think also and keep repeating dumb thing.”

    So in another word other patients (common illness like cold, cough, flu etc)are also carrying the cost of the diabetic and heart patients.
    Are you sure the diabetic and heart patients are paying less for consultation.

    All the set up costs were paid for by the Ministry of Health by our Budget.
    It is only operation costs that the Polyclinic should recover. Also not full recovery costs as there are SUBSIDIES.
    So by right they should by much cheaper than the GP but of course by left what is wrong to collect more money.

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  • generous and helping you:

    aiyoh ? a lot of wayang pricing of medicine in garment healthcare institutions ?? it like having sinkapore sales where the retail price is jacked up to be high and then giving you huge discount (subsidies) to make you feel that the white idiots are really generous and helping you ????

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  • what same league:

    //Yes pap is 1 thing but basic business u guys dunno to think also and keep repeating dumb thing.//

    aiyoh ? business your head lar ? garment institutions lar and public services lar ? if white idiots want to operate a business (the more profit the better) and think themselves like business men and have to be rewarded same like the private sector, then they should resign themselves from garment service and work in the private sectors and subject to industry regulations (which are supposed to moderate and counter-check the excess of private businesses and not act like them) and get taxed accordingly ?

    the white idiots have changed a lot the very meaning of being in and working in and serving the public (need to be ownself-check-ownself one curry party function where suka suka 4 = 5 and selected = elected) ???

    if they could build so many infrastructures cutting through so many parts of sinkie land (even underground and tunnels, expensive stadiums, tearing down seemingly good structures and rebuilding in so many so-called upgrading work etc, etc ) and slaughtering so much green to accommodate 6.9m or 10m open-leg policy, surely can build more hospitals for the well-beings of daft sinkies + many from their created open-leg policy ? what same league, the white idiots and gang belong to the special league lar ???

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  • unless it is pap or pap IB:

    what same league:
    //Yes pap is 1 thing but basic business u guys dunno to think also and keep repeating dumb thing.//

    aiyoh ? business your head lar ? garment institutions lar and public services lar ? if white idiots want to operate a business (the more profit the better) and think themselves like business men and have to be rewarded same like the private sector, then they should resign themselves from garment service and work in the private sectors and subject to industry regulations (which are supposed to moderate and counter-check the excess of private businesses and not act like them) and get taxed accordingly ?

    the white idiots have changed a lot the very meaning of being in and working in and serving the public (need to be ownself-check-ownself one curry party function where suka suka 4 = 5 and selected = elected) ???

    if they could build so many infrastructures cutting through so many parts of sinkie land (even underground and tunnels, expensive stadiums, tearing down seemingly good structures and rebuilding in so many so-called upgrading work etc, etc ) and slaughtering so much green to accommodate 6.9m or 10m open-leg policy, surely can build more hospitals for the well-beings of daft sinkies + many from their created open-leg policy ? what same league, the white idiots and gang belong to the special league lar ???

    Thank you, bro. Very well said. Agree.

    like we say daily in coffee shop, there are 70% sheep but there are wise citizens too in Singapore.

    pap cannot lie forever. one day, sooner or later, pap is going to be toppled. we are jobless. but as soon as pap is toppled, we shall volunteer to guard the exit points from Singapore to prevent pap Ljs and pap Cbs from run road.

    when we were very young, we saw a black and white documentary. it showed the parade of japs when there were defeated. the japs were paraded along the public streets.

    each time the japs passed by someone with a hammer, they hammered at the legs of the japs. 100% each time a jap was hammered, he fell.

    so the same with pap Ljs and pap Cbs who are lying now for their S$m ownself justify ownself system. as soon as they are toppled, and are paraded by New Government on Singapore streets, we supply all manner of the biggest hammers for fellow citizens hurt by pap to use.

    we don’t think these pap liars can stand. since every jap fell, pap folks also for sure no different. it is karma for all their S$m thieving lies and abuse of power via a pliant pap parleement.

    imagine. in broad daylight, INDIAN is malay. INSIDE 200m is not within 200m. POFMA is based on minister opinion. truly WTF.

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  • No POFMA:

    Many articles at likethatosocanmeh;no POFMA means true?
    HDB flat subsidy and Polyclinic charges calculated using same brand of calculator.Believe it and I can sell you the Eiffel Tower!

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  • Creative Usury a.k.a.:

    In this facile tax-till-you-drop Sinchiapor Incorporated, ministries of government are profit-raking industries for certificate-laden Cronycrats.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Off course Phil, except the sheeple who are too IDIOTIC to realize that Medisave is their OWN MONEY!!!

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  • justanothercitizen:

    There is only ONE BIG problem in Singapore. All other problems are the result of this ONE BIG problem.

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  • TruBlu:

    WHICH GROUP OF SGS MOSTLY VISIT POLYCLINICS?
    So,pls dont profiteer from poor n ordinary sgs.
    GO AFTER THE RICH INSTEAD.
    Maybe RICH MINISTERS N PERM SECS SHUD HAVE THEIR MEDICAL SUBSIDIE$$$$ CUT?!

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  • I Know:

    It’s all about cost recovery for every public good and service. Example: need to build new water treatment plant for incoming FTs and new citizens, raise water tariff to pay for it. Same with MRT, schools (miscellaneous fee), etc.

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  • oxygen:

    @ I know

    THIS IS NOT CALLED CLEVER ECONOMICS, it is actually dumb fiction-nomics of PAPpypolitic/PAPpynomics of population recycling.

    I Know: It’s all about cost recovery for every public good and service. Example: need to build new water treatment plant for incoming FTs and new citizens, raise water tariff to pay for it. Same with MRT, schools (miscellaneous fee), etc.

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