Even as dormitories are cleared, it is important to ensure that migrant workers continue to receive the necessary medical support, and to press on with active public health surveillance to detect and manage new clusters early and effectively.
From 28 August 2020, the Government will implement three main channels of medical support for migrant workers. This includes medical centres, telemedicine and mobile clinical teams.
There will be onsite medical centres in each of the 5 largest PBDs and other medical centres set up in various regions of Singapore. These medical centres have a comparative level of care to outpatient services provided by GPs, including simple acute and chronic care management, as well as mental health. Telemedicine is also available to all migrant workers via the FWMOMCare mobile application everyday, at all hours. Mobile clinical teams will be activated in the event of an emerging cluster.
Employers whose workers reside in the community (e.g. PRPs and HDB flats) have the additional options of bringing their workers to polyclinics, Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs) and GP clinics, including some GP clinics that have been designated by the Government to serve migrant workers and are required to submit relevant data for public health surveillance.
The Government will bear the cost of medical treatments borne at the Government-provided channels under this transitionary medical support plan.
However, if your worker is assessed to require further diagnosis and specialist care, they will be referred to other appropriate care facilities such as polyclinics, hospitals and specialist clinics. For costs borne at these facilities, employers are expected to bear the costs, as per their obligations under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.