Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Ms Joan Pereira
MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC
Question No. 3068
To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry will consider permitting senior citizens to use MediSave to pay for anti-glaucoma medication.
Eye drops and medication prescribed for glaucoma in public healthcare institutions generally cost about $20 to $30 a month after subsidies. Singaporeans aged 60 and above can use up to $300 a year of their MediSave to pay for their glaucoma medication and eye drops at public healthcare institutions and Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) clinics.
The Ministry will continue to regularly review healthcare financing schemes to improve affordability of healthcare, while ensuring there remains sufficient savings for future healthcare expenses.