Delivering a ministerial statement on behalf of the Minister of Health, Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary told Parliament on Monday (Nov 1) that operational considerations of increasing ICU beds are "not straightforward". "We can keep stepping up our ICU beds. We have ventilators, equipment, consumables, all the things that are needed. But not enough people. As a result, when we increase beds, we stretch and stretch our healthcare workers," he said.