NOTICE PAPER NO. 1611
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON OR AFTER 10 JANUARY 2023
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang
MP for Nee Soon GRC
Question No. 4013
To ask the Minister for Health what are the measures taken with the Ministry of Manpower to exercise appropriate flexibility under the work pass framework on the hiring of foreign nurses to meet the healthcare sector’s manpower needs.
MOH and MOM recognise that the healthcare sector needs foreign nurses and support care staff to augment the nursing workforce to meet our growing healthcare needs. Hence, additional work pass quotas, and greater flexibility to recruit foreigner nurses and support care staff from non-traditional sources, have been allocated to the healthcare sector. These measures have been used very judiciously by the sector.