NOTICE PAPER NO. 1557
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON OR AFTER 30 NOVEMBER 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang
MP for Nee Soon GRC
Question No. 3930
To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry can work with the Ministry of Manpower and consider having an improved employment pass specifically to attract and retain foreign nurses at our restructured hospitals.
The healthcare sector currently brings in foreign nurses using the Employment Pass or S Pass. MOH has already been working with MOM to exercise appropriate flexibility under the work pass framework to meet the sector’s manpower needs.
We also work closely with our public healthcare institutions to shore up recruitment for both local and foreign staff to augment the healthcare workforce, as well as to ensure that salaries remain competitive.