06 Jul '11, 7am

IM$avvy Headlines: MOH to review doctors’ pay #Singapore #news

THE Health Ministry (MOH) will be reviewing the compensation of public health care workers in order to better attract and retain medical professionals. Speaking at the National Medical Excellence Awards ceremony last night, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong also reiterated the need to ensure the affordability of health care services and tackle the needs of an ageing population. These issues will be part of a thorough policy review by MOH. He did not say when it will be completed, but noted it will take time as the issues are complex. The attrition rate for doctors in the public health care clusters increased from 6.4 per cent in 2009 to 6.9 per cent last year. Last year, 310 doctors, including 103 specialists, left for the private sector and volunteer welfare organisations, or stopped practising. The figure is up from 259 doctors, including 64 specialists, who left public healt...

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