Singapore’s Ministry of Health has announced the need for more than 20,000 health workers in 2020.
According to the Ministry of Health, the population in Singapore continues to increase along with the rising number of people with health problems.
A shortage in health workers is being expected in the near future.
Applicants just need to accomplish the Singaporean government requirements.
“They must be licensed and have passed with PRC. Meaning, they must be registered nurses in the Philippines,” Singapore registered nurse Alicia Binuya said.
“They must have at least 2 or 3 years of experience. Then, they must pass examinations given by agencies in the Philippines for the Singapore Nursing Board for them to become full-pledged staff nurse in Singapore or an enrolled nurse,” she added.
Despite the government’s call to Singaporeans to enter the health sector, their lack of skills in the field of medicine is an opportunity for workers from outside their country, including the Philippines. — Mark Ricafrente | UNTV News & Rescue
SINGAPORE — The Philippine Embassy in Singapore is gathering information from Filipinos who are interested in returning home to the Philippines and are looking for a special flight.
A special flight is being arranged for May 20, Wednesday, with an estimated departure time of 10:30 AM, the Embassy said in a Facebook announcement.
The all-in fare will cost SGD 423 (P15,000) inclusive of taxes and fuel surcharge.
It will be a one-way fare that includes 30 kg check-in baggage allowance and one piece 2 kg hand-carried item.
Thus, the Embassy encourages those who are interested to accomplish the survey form provided here or the QR code below.
According to the Embassy, this special flight will only push through if they get enough passengers.
The survey will automatically end on Wednesday (May 13) at 4:00 p.m. and all information provided will be kept confidential.
Upon arrival in the Philippines, all passengers are subject to health screening and quarantine procedures mandated by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID).
While the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to wreak havoc, the world is ever more appreciative and supportive of health workers frontlining the virus battle. Some express their support through music and donations — others through fine art.
A nurse paid tribute to her fellow frontliners and COVID-19 victims using syringe art.
Kimberly Joy Mallo Magbanua shared her masterpiece on Facebook: a health worker sleeping in exhaustion with the Philippine flag for a blanket.
“Ito’y para sa aking mga kapwang frontliners at sa lahat ng naging biktima ng COVID-19 (This is for my fellow frontliners and all the victims of COVID-19),” her post reads. AAC
Singapore has quarantined nearly 20,000 migrant workers in two dormitories, made up of mainly Bangladeshi and other South Asian manual workers, after they were linked to at least 90 infections of the coronavirus outbreak.
The government said the action was needed to prevent broader transmission in the city-state and said it had taken measures to reduce worker interaction in the dormitories and ensure they received salary, meals and medical support.
Workers from Westlite Accommodation, one of the dormitories where cases of COVID-19 were found, were seen cleaning the area and also receiving food during the lockdown.
However, some experts and non-governmental organisations said the cramped and squalid conditions in which the workers live in could create a hotbed for infection.
Human Rights Watch said the quarantine created a “tinderbox” for infection and urged Singapore to quickly test all workers and move the sick out of the dormitories to medical facilities. Amnesty International called the lockdown “a recipe for disaster”. (Reuters)
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