Most people are confused over going to private or government gynaecologists and hospitals for delivery and I hope this post will clear all your confusion. It is just nice that my friend happens to go through the subsidized route so I can take a look at her bill.
The shocking thing is the difference in price.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s define the term private vs government first. Government gynaecologists are those situated in government hospitals, such as NUH, KKH and SGH. There are other government hospitals but these are the only ones for child birth.
To get subsidised rates by the government, you have to stay in these hospitals under Ward B2 (6 bedder) and Ward C (8 bedder).
If you intend to stay in better wards in government hospitals, there is no subsidies and your rates are similar but slightly cheaper to private hospitals. Take note