Reduce cost of medical check-up for validation of driving licence

Drivers who are approaching 65 years of age are required to undergo a medical check-up to validate their driving licences.

I have found that National Healthcare Group polyclinics charge $30.60 for general medical screening by nurses that includes weight, height and blood pressure measurements and basic eye examinations. A doctor's consultation costs another $12.60.

No subsidies are provided.

Private clinics typically charge a flat rate that ranges from $25 to $35.

Why is there a considerable disparity of at least 20 per cent between public and private clinic rates for such check-ups?

Could the Government provide seniors with discounts for such medical check-ups?

Long Dengyao