NOTICE PAPER NO. 1895
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON OR AFTER 9 MAY 2023
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chye
MP for Radin Mas SMC
Question No. 2992
To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether the Ministry tracks the number of heat-related illnesses in each year; (b) if so, whether there has been an increase in heat-related illnesses and injuries over the past three months; and (c) whether the Ministry has plans to raise public awareness on the prevention of heat-related illnesses.
1 The data for heat-related illnesses is available on an annual basis. The number of hospitalisations for heat-related illnesses have remained generally stable over the last 10 years and has most recently decreased from 71 in 2021 to 47 in 2022. The Ministry of Health will work closely with the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment to raise public awareness on heat-related illnesses, particularly on preventive measures that can be taken by the public to reduce risk of heat-related illnesses.