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Big bonus dangled for Singapore nurses

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Singapore will pay nurses a bonus of up to SGD$100,000 (P4.16 million) to encourage them to stay in the public health system as the city-state deals with a staff shortage and a rapidly aging society.

About 29,000 nurses will be eligible for the payout, including foreign nurses who have worked in the country for four years, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said Tuesday.

Most foreign nurses in Singapore come from neighboring countries including Malaysia, the Philippines, and Myanmar. Under the incentive scheme announced by Ong, nurses will be entitled to up to S$100,000 (US$74,500) over 20 years, or up to retirement age, whichever comes first.

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