Do more to lower GP charges (ST Forum, February 19, 2010)
Another example of how the average Singaporean perceives a GP's work & his worth.
I wonder if he knows that even with the guidelines in place, GP's were still charging lower than recommended rates for consultation?
I wonder what his definition of "reasonable" is?
I wonder if he knows that the GP needs to pay rent for the clinic space, & that more often than not, this rent is exorbitantly high?
I wonder if he knows that the GP also needs to pay the salary of his clinic assistants and/or nurses?
I wonder if he knows that most GP's have to work day & night & weekends in order to support himself & his family?
I wonder if he thinks that the GP should aspire for a good life & standard of living for his family?
I really wonder....