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Advisory to employers - Transiting into the new primary healthcare system for migrant workers

Issued on 21 December 2021

  1. Since 28 August 2020, the health needs of migrant workers have been served through a network of medical centres for migrant workers (i.e. regional medical centres and on-site medical centres in selected large dormitories), complemented by telemedicine consultations. The current medical support plan for migrant workers will continue and is expected to transit to a new primary healthcare system for migrant workers in early 2022.
  2. This new primary healthcare system for migrant workers will be delivered by four Anchor Operators (AOs) appointed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). This is to ensure that medical care continues to be accessible, affordable, and of good quality for migrant workers. More details, including the purchase of the new Primary Care Plan (PCP) will be shared in early 2022.
  3. As part of this transition, the appointed AOs will commence infrastructural modifications of selected medical centres for migrant workers (MCMWs). This involves gradual closure of existing MCMWs which are operating in temporary structures. For a start, the Medical Centre at Tuas South Recreation Centre will close on 24 December 2021. Nonetheless, migrant workers residing in the region will continue to have access to care and will be able to seek medical care at the Medical Centre at Space@Tuas. Please refer to the latest updates on the list of medical centres for migrant workers and their operating hours.
  4. Please be assured that primary care medical services will continue to be available and accessible for migrant workers throughout the entire transition process. Do refer to further updates via email and announcements on MOM’s website.
  5. Thank you for your support and co-operation. For further queries, please contact us at