PQs on 3G in MRT, healthcare

These are the Parliamentary Questions I have filed for the sitting tomorrow, 17 February 2012.

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These are the Parliamentary Questions I have filed for the sitting tomorrow, 17 February 2012.

1. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts (a) how does IDA track the telecos’ 3G mobile broadband coverage on MRT trains to ensure that they meet the required quality of service (QoS) standards; (b) what were the actual measured 3G mobile broadband service levels on MRT trains in the latest month with available measured data; and (c) whether IDA has plans to publish the actual measured service levels on a regular basis.

2. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Health what is the number of beds in A, B1, B2 and C class wards in each of the following hospitals (i) Singapore General Hospital (ii) National University Hospital (iii) Tan Tock Seng Hospital (iv) Changi General Hospital (v) Alexandra Hospital (vi) Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and (vii) KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

3. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Health in each of the last 10 years, how many MediShield  policyholders  reached (i) the $50,000 policy year limit; and (ii) the $200,000 lifetime limit.

4. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Health what are the 90th percentile inpatient charges per day in 2011 for (i) normal wards in public hospitals; (ii) ICU wards in public hospitals; and (iii) community hospitals.

5. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the percentage of Singaporeans currently not covered by MediShield insurance; (b) of these, what proportion comes from (i) the young aged below 21 years (ii) non-working adults or spouses (iii) the elderly aged above 75 years and (iv) people who are excluded due to pre-existing illnesses or congenital anomalies; and (c) what is being done to increase the proportion of insured Singaporeans.

Source: Parliament Order Paper

Author: Gerald Giam

Gerald Giam is the Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC. He is a member of the Workers' Party of Singapore. The opinions expressed on this page are his alone.

2 thoughts on “PQs on 3G in MRT, healthcare”

  1. I’m concerned with Singaporeans who are currently not covered by MediShield insurance. Will these group of people be treated equally despite of their insurance status.
    Secondly, these group of people which is likely to be lowly educated and holding menial jobs, what are the option or measures to help these group of people to be included in the Medishield insurance.

  2. Jafri has asked a very pertinent question.

    And why was the Medishield Coverage for those
    over 80 years old removed? Is this not the
    SEGMENT that needs it most?

    patriot

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