Singapore Healthcare – A one minute Review
On Friday Mrs orangefoamfinger woke up with a severe cough. She went to work and called a clinic to make an appointment to see a doctor. An appointment was made and she was able to see the doctor within half an hour. So very efficient! Can’t say that happens in many countries.
After a 10 minute visit with the doctor, the diagnosis was: bronchitis
The doctor hands over the medication. No need to see a pharmacist. Once again, how very efficient. But possibly not that ethical. The doctor probably gets a commission from the drug companies for each prescription of their drug. Mrs orangefoamfinger said that the doctor was trying to give away as much drugs as possible.
Doctor “do you need any panadol”
Mrs orangefoamfinger “no thanks, we have plenty”
Doctor “here have some anyway”
Perhaps the doctor knew that since our health insurance was paying for the prescription he should dish out as much as possible.
We are lucky to have our insurance paid for by mrs orangefoamfingers employer as apparently prescription drugs are very expensive here.
All in all a very efficient healthcare system. A+
The doctor has boxes and boxes of drugs that he puts into these ziploc bags