27 Feb '12, 1am

Pay boost seen for health-care jobs

By Gwendolyn Ng my paper Monday, Feb 27, 2012 Good news for health- care workers - the Ministry of Health will be looking into a salary review for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Speaking on the sidelines of a health-care career fair yesterday, Dr Amy Khor, Minister of State for Health, said the review is "to attract more people to the profession". She added that more details will be revealed in the upcoming Committee of Supply debate. Dr Khor also revealed that the ministry is looking to hire 6,400 more nurses, and 1,800 more allied health professionals and support staff, by 2020. Currently, there are about 32,000 nurses and 2,000 allied health professionals here. The additional manpower is to help staff an increase in the number of hospital beds - 1,900 acute-hospital beds and 1,800 community-hospital beds, to be added by 2020. Dr Khor said: "Because of ...

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