MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: Monthly Per Capita Household Income Criterion for Admission to Government-Funded Nursing Homes

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Source: Asia Pacific Region 2 – Singapore

NOTICE PAPER NO. 2446
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 5 FEBRUARY 2024

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song 
MP for Aljunied GRC 

Question No. 5493

To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether the monthly per capita household income (PCHI) is one of the criteria for admission into Government-funded nursing homes; (b) in the past year, how many applicants for places in such nursing homes have been rejected because their PCHI exceeded $2,800; (c) what has been the median PCHI of such applicants who have been rejected; and (d) whether the Ministry can consider increasing the PCHI ceiling for admission into such nursing homes. 

Answer

1       Government-funded nursing homes do not determine admissions based on the patients’ Monthly Per Capita Household Income. They admit patients with care needs as long as there are available beds.    

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