MOH puts a stop to foreign patient referral contracts

SingHealth and National University Hospital said they will cease the agreements by the end of next month.
SingHealth and National University Hospital said they will cease the agreements by the end of next month.PHOTO: ST FILE

Public hospitals told to stop engaging agents who bring in overseas patients and get paid

The Health Ministry (MOH) has told public hospitals to terminate all contracts with foreign agents who refer patients from overseas, after The Sunday Times highlighted the existence of such a practice.

The Sunday Times learnt that the National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Changi General Hospital (CGH) have such contracts with third-party agents.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 30, 2018, with the headline 'MOH puts a stop to foreign patient referral contracts'. Print Edition | Subscribe