Committee of Supply 2022

07 Dec 2023

Watch key highlights of MOH COS 2022

Minister Ong Ye Kung's Summary Video

Sarah's Healthcare Journey

Minister for Health, Ong Ye Kung, on Creating a Healthier Singapore

  • Summary
  • Healthcare Journey
  • Minister's Speech

Summary of MOH COS 2022 announcements

1 Redoubling Our Efforts 2_Healthier SG 3_Healthcare Clusters 4_Healthcare Clusters 5_Strengthen Support 6_Strengthen Support 7_Targeted Health Measures 8_Targeted Health Measures 9_Mental Health 10_Ongoing Efforts 11_Safeguarding 12_IT and Innovation 13_Invest in Infrastructure 14_Invest in Infrastructure HSG_Banner_27 Apr

Promoting overall healthier living

Theme 1

Redouble our efforts to promote healthier lifestyles

  • Tobacco and vaping control
  • Efforts to reduce sugar consumption
  • Sodium reduction strategy [NEW]

Healthier SG Strategy [NEW]

  • Activating network of family physicians – Transforming primary care to be an important pillar of our healthcare system
  • Care Plans – Following up with a family physician on preventive health plans, including regular screening and addressing risk factors
  • Community partnerships – Building an integrated health and social ecosystem to support residents
  • National Healthier SG Enrolment – Enrolling with a family physician as the first line of care
  • Necessary support structures – Manpower, financing and IT structures and policies to support healthcare reform

Strengthen support for the health and well-being of the young and their families

  • Healthy Mother-Healthy Child [NEW] – Deliver services to mother-child as a pair in 12 more polyclinics over next 3 years, Family Nexus to be piloted at 4 sites
  • Happy Mother-Happy Child – Antenatal & postnatal mental wellness screening, support for high-risk pregnant women
  • Supported Mother-Able Child [NEW] – Practical guide & resources on healthy screen time habits
  • Parent Hub [NEW] – One-stop resource portal to support pregnancy and parenting

Targeted health measures for specific sub-populations

  • Seniors – Refreshed Action Plan for Successful Ageing (end-2022), Expanding housing-cum-care options [NEW]“Live Well, Age Well” programme [NEW]
  • Women and Families – Supporting couples on their parenthood journey, women’s health event [NEW]
  • Lower Income – Scale-up of Healthy Living Passport Programme
  • Malay and Indian Communities – Collaborate with community leaders and partners on healthy lifestyle promotion
  • “Our Healthy Singapore Fund” [NEW] – Co-creating health promoting projects with community volunteers and partners

Stepping up efforts to strengthen support for mental health

  • Public consultation exercise by the Interagency Taskforce on Mental Health and Well-being
  • Outreach and support – Community mental health teams for youth [NEW]Crisis Responses Team [NEW]
  • Expanded provision and increased access to mental health services – Enhanced National Addictions Management Service [NEW]Psychiatric services at Alexandra Hospital
Fact Sheet: Promoting overall healthier living while targeting specific sub-populations

Keep healthcare costs affordable, improve well-being of our healthcare workers

Theme 2

Ongoing efforts to provide affordable healthcare

  • CHAS chronic subsidies and MediSave extended to 3 more conditions from 2H2022 – Gout, Allergic Rhinitis, Chronic Hepatitis B [NEW]
  • Total of 23 conditions under Chronic Disease Management Programme

Safeguarding the well-being of our workforce

  • Tripartite Workgroup for the Prevention of Abuse and Harassment of Healthcare Workers [NEW]
  • National Wellness Committee for Junior Doctors [NEW]
Fact Sheet: Keeping healthcare affordable and improving the well-being of healthcare workers

Investing in enablers and infrastructure

Theme 3

Further invest in IT to support healthcare transformation

  • Enhancing IT platforms and Health Information Bill to support population health and data-sharing [NEW]
  • Tele-treatment and tele-monitoring technologies for better support care in the community
Further invest in infrastructure to future-proof our healthcare system
  • 2021
    • 3 new polyclinics: Bukit Panjang, Eunos, Kallang
    • 5 new nursing homes
  • 2022
    • New National Cancer Centre Singapore
    • Sembawang Polyclinic
    • Redevelopment of Alexandra Hospital (preparation works commenced)
    • Redevelopment of Eastern Integrated Health Campus (preparation works commenced)
  • 2023 and beyond
    • New polyclinic in Taman Jurong (by 2028) [NEW]
    • Redevelopment of Queenstown Polyclinic (by 2030)
Fact Sheet: Investing in enablers and infrastructure to support healthcare transformation