NOTICE PAPER NO. 1549
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 28 NOVEMBER 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Miss Rachel Ong
MP for West Coast GRC
Question No. 3869
To ask the Minister for Health whether there are plans to track the number of seniors who discontinue rehabilitative physiotherapy sessions despite not reaching the set physiotherapy goal, including those who do so due to financial difficulties.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) does not have data on the number of seniors who have discontinued rehabilitation sessions despite not attaining the rehabilitation goals.
Seniors who face difficulties in paying their rehabilitation bills may seek their healthcare provider’s assistance in applying for discretionary financial assistance, including MediFund assistance. This ensures that seniors can receive the care they require regardless of their financial circumstances.
It is important for seniors to complete their rehabilitation care. MPs may wish to extend help or direct seniors who may be facing difficulties to MOH for further follow up.