Subsidies for Day Surgeries and Day Operations at Public Healthcare Institutions

The Ministry of Health provides subsidies for day surgeries and day operations performed at Public Healthcare Institutions to ensure that patients have access to more affordable care.

30 Aug 2022

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Changes to Day Surgery and Day Operation Subsidy Framework (with effect from 1 Nov 2022)

From 1 November 2022, subsidies for day surgeries and day operations will be means-tested based on a patient’s per capita household income (PCHI).

Revised Day Surgery and Day Operation Subsidy Levels

Monthly Per Capita Household Income (PCHI)1

SCs

PRs

No PCHI

Annual Value2≤ $13,000: 80%

Annual Value > $13,000: 50%

Annual Value ≤ $13,000: 50%

Annual Value > $13,000: 25%

$0 < PCHI ≤ $1,800

80%

50%

$1,800 < PCHI ≤ $2,000

75%

42.5%

$2,000 < PCHI ≤ $2,200

70%

35%

$2,200 < PCHI ≤ $2,500

65%

32.5%

$2,500 < PCHI ≤ $2,800

60%

30%

$2,800 < PCHI ≤ $3,100

55%

27.5%

PCHI > $3,100

50%

25%


1
Monthly PCHI is computed as the total gross household monthly income divided by the total number of family members living together in the household. Gross monthly household income includes basic employment income, trade/self-employed income, overtime pay, allowances, cash awards, commissions, and bonuses.

2Annual Value is the estimated gross annual rent of a property if it were to be rented out, excluding furnishings and maintenance fees. It is determined by IRAS, and may be checked via mytax.iras.gov.sg.

Day Surgery and Day Operation Subsidy Framework

The current day surgery and day operation subsidy framework is as shown below:

Current Day Surgery Subsidy Levels (effective until 31 Oct 2022)

SCs

PRs

65%

40%