About Campaignends 31 Dec 2016, 11:59 PM
1) opened a new office and emergency shelter on Desker Rd
2) attended to 6,898 consultations at our clinics
3) assisted 667 workers in workman injury compensation and contractual/salary case management ?
4) served 18,488 free meals at our Geylang and Desker Food Projects.
It is because of the kind support of individuals like you that we are able to provide these services to migrant workers. As the year winds to a close and in this season of giving, we ask for your further support to make a lasting difference in the lives of migrant workers who have built our country.
Your donation ensures that we can continue to serve and support the underserved migrant workers in Singapore.
We wish you a wonderful Christmas and blessed New Year.
The HealthServe Team
About the Charity
Founded in 2006, HealthServe, is an IPC registered charity that seeks to bring healing and hope to vulnerable low-wage migrant workers in Singapore.
There are close to 1 million work permit holders in Singapore. Access to affordable healthcare can be a problem for low wage migrant workers as foreigners in Singapore do not receive subsidies for healthcare at public institutions. By law, workers are supposed to be covered for both inpatient and outpatient treatment by their employers but not all do. In addition, fear of repatriation and cultural and language barriers also contribute to migrant workers not receiving proper treatment.
The more unfortunate amongst these workers get injured at work and may end up losing their jobs and suffering loss of pay for a protracted period. The wait for their work injury compensation application to be processed and resolved can take months or years.
From a single clinic providing GP services in Geylang to meet the needs of the workers, HealthServe has expanded our range of services to the provision of GP and specialist medical services, rehabilitation and dental services, injury and salary-related casework support, social assistance, counselling and mental health programmes.
We are very much a volunteer-run organisation. Our operations are run by a small staff team and hundreds of medical and non-medical volunteers and interns.