Salaries of healthcare workers to be enhanced: Heng Swee Keat

Wong Casandra
·Senior Reporter
·1 min read
A healthcare worker is pictured at a swabbing station during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore January 25, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A healthcare worker is pictured at a swabbing station during the coronavirus disease outbreak in Singapore on 25 January, 2021. (PHOTO: Reuters)

SINGAPORE — Nurses and other healthcare workers, such as support care staff, will have their salaries enhanced, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said in his Budget 2021 statement in Parliament on Tuesday (16 February).

This will apply to workers across public healthcare institutions, publicly-funded community hospitals and long-term care service providers.

"Our healthcare workers, have over the years, been working hard to provide us with the highest quality of care. Since COVID-19 hit, their exemplary commitment has shone through," said Heng

"Once again, let me express our deepest appreciation to all healthcare workers for your dedication in fighting the pandemic."

He added that the healthcare sector is set to grow beyond the pandemic, as Singaporeans age. "This sector provides many good skilled jobs that are noble, meaningful and make a difference to Singaporeans, Heng said.

More details will be announced by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the upcoming Committee of Supply debate, Heng added.

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