Chinatown shopping for the lunar New Year. Taken on 5 Feb 16.
good and bad news on medical fees
Good news, govt hospitals to absorb GST increases
Bad news, consultation fees to go up between 5% to 20%. Patients visiting govt hospitals should be thankful that the 2% GST increases will not be absorbed by the hospitals. But because of higher demand and higher costs, though many measures were implemented to reduce cost, consultation fees just have to go up.
But a reasuring note, these fees are still affordable. Affordable according to who?