Government pays GST for subsidised healthcare services13 Nov 2021
Farah Abdul Rahim
We refer to Mr Yang Chonghua’s letter (“Hope medical bills will be exempted from GST”, LHZB, 1 Nov) regarding GST on kidney dialysis treatment.
We would like to clarify that the Government absorbs GST on all publicly subsidised healthcare. This includes community dialysis treatment for subsidised patients.
We encourage Mr Yang to complete the assessment form to determine his eligibility for subsidies.
Regardless of subsidy status, patients can also tap on MediShield Life and MediSave to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for their treatment.
Ms Farah Abdul Rahim
Director, Communications and Engagement
Ministry of Finance