Singapore Healthcare System
Singapore has an efficient and widespread system of healthcare. In 2000, Singapore was ranked 6th in the World Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems. According to global consulting firm Towers Watson, Singapore has one of the most successful healthcare systems in the world, in terms of both efficiency in financing and the results achieved in community health outcomes.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) believes in ensuring quality and affordable basic medical services for all. Singapore’s healthcare system is designed to ensure that everyone has access to different levels of healthcare in a timely, cost-effective and seamless manner.
MOH and its statutory boards are responsible for regulating Singapore’s healthcare system. All Healthcare facilities are also required to maintain a good standard of medical / clinical services under the Private Hospitals & Medical Clinics (PHMC) Act/Regulation.
The Ministry continuously works to shape the future of healthcare in Singapore and has been actively promote healthy living and preventive health programmes as well as high standards of living, clean water and hygiene to achieve better health for all.