The Straits Times
Published on Oct 15, 2012

Parkway Shenton wins $320m prison contract

$320m contract to look after inmates' medical needs for 8 years


The Singapore Prison Service has awarded a $320 million contract for medical services to Parkway Shenton to take care of the medical needs of prisoners here.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the contract, which works out to $28 million a year for eight years, covers all general medical and health-care services. The contract starts next year. Another $12 million a year will be spent only if the prison service needs additional medical staff or medical services.

Parkway Shenton will run the medical centre at the Changi Prison Complex, manage medical records, supplies and equipment, and provide medication. Under the contract, the health-care group will provide medical care to inmates held in remand, drug rehabilitation centres and prisons.

These facilities have a daily average population of 13,000 inmates. All medical costs of people serving their sentences here are borne by the state.