MediFund disburses $150 million in FY2017
PUBLISHED ON 30 Nov 2018
The Medical Endowment Fund (MediFund) disbursed a total of $149.8 million to about 1.18 million applications for assistance with medical bills in FY2017. 

The fund assists needy Singaporean patients who are unable to afford their medical bills, after government subsidies, MediShield Life and MediSave.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health noted that the amount disbursed was slightly higher, compared to the $143.9 million given out the year before. MOH explained, “The rise is due to an increase in the number of facilities and attendances, arising from the Ministry of Health’s efforts to provide patients with greater access to community care.”

The Health Ministry added that MediFund ensures that no Singaporean will be denied appropriate medical care due to an inability to pay.