Conditions met, but patient denied haze subsidy

On Sunday, I faced a similar problem as Mr Yiu Wing Lit's ("Clear the air over haze subsidy criteria"; Oct 28).

My 16-year-old daughter had an asthma attack and I took her to a Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) in Clementi.

The doctor on duty confirmed that it was asthma and gave my daughter medication for it.

But when I asked if my daughter could be placed under the haze subsidy scheme, the doctor refused and did not conduct any further diagnosis to ascertain the cause of the asthma.

He gave me the impression that it is almost impossible to be granted the subsidy. According to the Ministry of Health's website, asthma is one of the conditions eligible for the scheme. My daughter is also within the age limit for the scheme.

So why did she not qualify for the subsidy?

Chan Kai Weng