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Child Delivery in Singapore

Postby Nidhi123 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:34 am

Hi,

I am an indian citizen working in malaysia. I will shifting to singapore around first week of dec.

My due date is February first week.

I have got dependent visa for singapore but I have not seen any doctor in singapore yet and i am applying for approval to deliver in singapore this week, Which may take one month according to government website.

Please let me know if there is any government rule for above situation.


Can I still deliver in Singapore? Any idea if hospitals still entertain international patients in their seventh and eight month of pregnancy?

Thanks,
Nidhi

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 1:33 pm

If you have a dependent pass, there shouldnt be a problem to deliver in Singapore. Infact you dont even need to apply for permission to deliver.

If you have a dependent pass, you are consider Singapore resident and not an international patient.

Your child will get Indian passport.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 2:01 pm

Wd40 wrote:If you have a dependent pass, there shouldnt be a problem to deliver in Singapore. Infact you dont even need to apply for permission to deliver.

If you have a dependent pass, you are consider Singapore resident and not an international patient.

Your child will get Indian passport.


PS: DP/LTVP etc are NOT considered resident, for Govt hospitals now .. and are charged without any subsidy .. only PRs and SCs are considered residents ..

to Nidhi123 : any hospital will admit you, from Govt to Private.

just remember the cost of delivery here .. keep aside 5,000$ or more, .. and pray all goes well ..

I wonder why you don't want to deliver in Malaysia .. which will be much much cheaper, for equivalent facility ..

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Postby Nidhi123 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 2:11 pm

Thanks for your reply.

I called KK hospital and they told me that according to government rule, I can only visit government hospitals till 6th month of pregnancy. They do not take pregnant patients after 6th month. So I cannot go to any government hospital.

I am trying in Mount Alvernia and raffles hospital.

I want to stay with my husband after delivery as he is working in singapore. If I deliver in malaysia, I have to stay here for next 6 to 8 months.

Thanks

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 3:21 pm

Nidhi123 wrote:Thanks for your reply.

I called KK hospital and they told me that according to government rule, I can only visit government hospitals till 6th month of pregnancy. They do not take pregnant patients after 6th month. So I cannot go to any government hospital.

I am trying in Mount Alvernia and raffles hospital.

I want to stay with my husband after delivery as he is working in singapore. If I deliver in malaysia, I have to stay here for next 6 to 8 months.

Thanks


if you are keen on KK, I can find out ..

though as a non-resident, your charges wont' be much cheaper than Mt Alvernia or Thomson ..

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Postby Nidhi123 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 3:40 pm

Thanks.

I wanted to see Dr. Shefali Tagore from KK hospital.

Please let me know if I can still try in KK hospital.

Thank you very much

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 4:53 pm

Nidhi123 wrote:Thanks.

I wanted to see Dr. Shefali Tagore from KK hospital.

Please let me know if I can still try in KK hospital.

Thank you very much


did you call them directly seeking private consult ? as a foreigner, you need to seek as private consult

KK will admit subject to NICU availability .. ..

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 5:16 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:If you have a dependent pass, there shouldnt be a problem to deliver in Singapore. Infact you dont even need to apply for permission to deliver.

If you have a dependent pass, you are consider Singapore resident and not an international patient.

Your child will get Indian passport.


PS: DP/LTVP etc are NOT considered resident, for Govt hospitals now .. and are charged without any subsidy .. only PRs and SCs are considered residents ..

to Nidhi123 : any hospital will admit you, from Govt to Private.

just remember the cost of delivery here .. keep aside 5,000$ or more, .. and pray all goes well ..

I wonder why you don't want to deliver in Malaysia .. which will be much much cheaper, for equivalent facility ..


My comment was with regards to seeking permission.

The term resident is coined by ICA and they consider DP/LTVP as residents.

International patients are like Amitabh Bachchan who wants to have a one off heart surgery in a Singapore hospital and he will need to take permission.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 5:18 pm

Nidhi123 wrote:Thanks for your reply.

I called KK hospital and they told me that according to government rule, I can only visit government hospitals till 6th month of pregnancy. They do not take pregnant patients after 6th month. So I cannot go to any government hospital.

I am trying in Mount Alvernia and raffles hospital.

I want to stay with my husband after delivery as he is working in singapore. If I deliver in malaysia, I have to stay here for next 6 to 8 months.

Thanks


Why dont you arrive into Singapore before the 6th month and consult with your chosen doctor at KK?

Or register at KK well before the 6th month and travel from KL to Singapore every month for consulting. AFAIK the consulting is once a month and its only in the final 2 months once in 2 weeks.

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Postby Nidhi123 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 8:25 pm

Thanks for your reply.

I am already seven months pregnant. I did not know about this rule.

I wrote an email to KK hospital last month to get Dr. Shefali Tagore appointment but I did not receive any response.

when I called their helpline number they told me that we do not take patients after six months of pregnancy. I am trying for other hospitals as well.

I was worried that as I have dependent visa I need approval for delivering baby in sinagpore.

Please see attached website link to Singapore Immigration & Custom Authority on requirement for foreigner delivering new born in Singapore:

http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=237&secid=338

I just wanted to confirm that as a dependent visa holder I do not need approval. I am still trying for KK hospital.

Please let me know if you have any information about it.

Thanks

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 9:23 pm

Nidhi123 wrote:Thanks for your reply.

I am already seven months pregnant. I did not know about this rule.

I wrote an email to KK hospital last month to get Dr. Shefali Tagore appointment but I did not receive any response.

when I called their helpline number they told me that we do not take patients after six months of pregnancy. I am trying for other hospitals as well.

I was worried that as I have dependent visa I need approval for delivering baby in sinagpore.

Please see attached website link to Singapore Immigration & Custom Authority on requirement for foreigner delivering new born in Singapore:

http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=237&secid=338

I just wanted to confirm that as a dependent visa holder I do not need approval. I am still trying for KK hospital.

Please let me know if you have any information about it.

Thanks


The link is for foreigners who have no status in Singapore. It is not relevant to Dependent pass holders. Dependent pass holders have the right to live in Singapore as long as their pass is active as well as deliver a baby in Singapore.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 27 Nov 2013 9:19 am

Wd40 wrote:International patients are like Amitabh Bachchan who wants to have a one off heart surgery in a Singapore hospital and he will need to take permission.


Really ? I have learnt something new then ..

Nidhi123 : KK Will admit you, if you go and register, and ask for private consult. I believe the people who answered your query mixed your case somewhere. You just need to bring the previous records, for proof of your being under proper care.

As for consulting a specific doctor, it will be pretty tough, and if you don't mind any assigned consulting doctor, it will ease things up.

plus, Indian doctors and generally, Female doctors are hard to come by, for private consult. There are other capable doctors there. Or look for another hospital !!!

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:35 am

Ecureilx, that comment was not specifically for you. It was for the OP. She is overcomplicating things.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:23 am

Wd40 wrote:Ecureilx, that comment was not specifically for you. It was for the OP. She is overcomplicating things.


I know .. and it is a slow day here .. for now ... :)


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