Daily Archives: 2013-03-13

Making the roads safer for motorist and pedestrians

MP of Hougang SMC, Mr Png Eng Huat said in the parliament on Wednesday that although there are fewer fatal and injury accidents in 2012, the government must still ensure that the roads remain safe for all users especially for vulnerable groups like elderly and young pedestrians. Mr Png asked if LTA could start a Zero Accident Movement for the …

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Increasing safety for cyclists and pedestrians

MP for Aljunied GRC, Mr Pritnam Singh asked the Ministry of Transportation (MOT) on Wednesday to consider an inter-agency educational campaign covering cycling etiquette and other personal road safety measures for cyclists as part of a national safe cycling framework. He said that cycling remains a popular and convenient means of transport over short distances for many Singaporeans and even …

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Long waiting time for subsidized patients in restructured hospitals

Workers’ Party Secretary General and MP for Aljunied GRC , Mr Low Thia Khiang highlighted that the restructured hospitals presently appears to be managed as profit-driven companies. Most of the restructured hospitals around has International Medical Services which solicit business from foreign patients to seek treatment in the hospitals. He asked the Ministry of Health on what proportion of the overall patient …

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Making transportation more affordable

MP for Punggol East SMC, Lee Li Lian has called for the fare concessions to be extended to the disabled as what the other MPs has raised in the past. She hopes that the concession to be given to the disabled would be significant to ease the financial burden on this group of individuals who are likely to be low …

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Healthcare: Waking up slowly from years of slumber?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Review of healthcare financing will involve fundamental shifts: Health Minister” (Channel NewsAsia, Mar12). No more Medisave admin fee? It states that “The Health Ministry said it will also absorb the fee of about S$3 that is charged to institutions for each Medisave claim that patients make.” People have been calling for years, …

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Environment Issues brought out by Workers’ Party MPs

MP for Aljunied GRC, Pritam Singh spoke in the parliament on Tuesday in the parliament on the issue with the growing rat problem observed in Singapore, while fellow MP Sylvia Lim spoke on the unusual peak of dengue outbreaks at the time of the year. Mr Pritam Singh presented the alarming trend of the increase of areas that are deemed to be …

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