Healthcare system in Singapore is globally known and consistently ranked by the World Health Organization to be the best in the world. To sustain the high quality in its health care system, Singapore has put in place a structured healthcare delivery and financing system with the aim of fulfilling the following goals:
- Promote Good Health And Reduce Illness
- Access To Good And Affordable Healthcare
- Pursue Medical Excellence
To make sure that all Singaporeans would be able to have access to basic healthcare, basic medical services at public hospitals and polyclinics are subsidized by the Government to a great extent.
Again to ensure sustained financing, patients are expected to co-pay the cost of medical services availed by them. Citizens are also encouraged by the government under the 3M framework to take initiative regarding their own health by saving for medical expenses.
Ministry of Health (MOH) is an innovative and people centered organization, committed to medical excellence, promoting good health and reducing illness and to ensure that Singaporeans have access to quality and cost effective health care.
To ensure the deliverance of quality healthcare in a cost effective manner, Singapore has a two system healthcare delivery, which is supported by both the public and private sector players. Public participants are grouped into 2 groups:
The National Healthcare Group’s (NHG) vision is “Adding years of healthy life”. This vision is aimed at not merely healing the sick but also the rewarding task of preventing illness and preserving health and quality of life.
Singapore Health Services (SHS).
Singl-Health is the largest healthcare group in Singapore, offering a complete range of multidisciplinary and integrated medical care through the network of 3 hospitals, 5 National Specialty Centers and 9 Polyclinics.