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Non-medical public healthcare workers to get larger pay package

Published on Sep 14, 2012 12:45 PM
 
A healthcare worker (left) at the reception counter at Changi General Hospital (CGH). Some 16,000 non-medical public healthcare workers will be collecting a larger pay package at the end of this month. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM 

Some 16,000 non-medical public healthcare workers will be collecting a larger pay package at the end of September.

The increases, which range from four to 10 per cent, comes from their higher productivity levels.

One example, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, is the use of Calypso chairs by the Institute of Mental Health to get patients from the bed to the bathroom. Now, it needs just one, not two persons to get the job done.

Aside from saving five hours a day, which could be used to do other things, it has also resulted in 10 per cent fewer falls by patients, Mr Gan announced at the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)

 
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