Man paid three times more for same medication at Govt Hospital than at Polyclinic: by Chong Ailing/
Mr Xu met the CGH’s specialist two days after his polyclinic appointment. As Mr Xu had to wait for his diagnosis, the specialist prescribed him with pain reliever medications to relief his itch. Upon receiving his prescription list, Mr Xu realised that he was given the same Betamethasone Scalp Lotion (80ml) as prescribed to him by Tampines Polyclinic. He then made a price comparison and realised that he was charged $4.20 for the lotion, three times the price that he paid at Tampines Polyclinic.