NOTICE PAPER NO. 1078
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 4 APRIL 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Yip Hon Weng
MP for Yio Chu Kang
Question No. 1673
To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether the Ministry will enable polyclinics to fill prescriptions made by private house-call doctors; and (b) if not, besides going to the hospital, what other more convenient options do patients have if pharmacies do not carry their prescription.
Some polyclinics can fill private prescriptions, but not all are able to do so due to limited capacity which may affect wait times and result in crowding. Prescriptions from private house-call providers can be filled at retail pharmacies.
MOH will continue to review and improve the accessibility of care, including working with private healthcare providers to facilitate accessibility to medications.