PAP MP Dr Lam Pin Min wants MOH to set up special fund to help PRs who cannot afford their medical bills
Posted by temasektimes on April 12, 2012
The recent announcement by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to reduce the healthcare subsidies for Singapore PRs have brought mixed reactions from Singaporeans.
While some welcome the move, others felt the subsidies for Singaporean citizens should be increased instead.
However, at least one PAP MP Dr Lam Pin Min is extremely worried about the impact of the new measures on PRs.
Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, GPC Chair for Health Dr Lam Pin Min feels some PRs may need help to adjust to the changes and hopes the Ministry can set up a special fund to help PRs who cannot afford their medical bills and have no where to turn to for support.
His comments triggered a chorus of disapproval from netizens who lampooned him for ‘helping’ foreigners instead of locals.
Some responses on Hardwarezone forum:
“Is he afraid that the PRs cannot afford to pay for his services? His main clients all PRS izzi??” – singpat
“Why are our elected MPs using their parliamentary time to discuss the needs of foreigners? If my employee spends his time talking about how to benefit my competitors, i’ll fire him in a sec.” – vicodin
“my MP, xiasuay, speaking up for PR in parliarment when he shd be speaking for sinkies” – veryhungryboy