Meeting the health care needs of migrant workers as part of the primary care plan
SINGAPORE, November 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Fullerton Health Group (FHG) has marked an important milestone by opening the doors to a new medical center. Migrant workers (MW) residing in the West can see a doctor at FHG’s new medical center conveniently located in the region. Being an anchor operator of the Ministry of Manpower Appointed Primary Care Plan (PCP AO) for ZoneE (Tuas Region), the opening of the new Fullerton Health Medical Center for Migrant Workers (FHMCMW) at Gul Circle makes medical care more accessible to WMs residing in the area.
Including the FHMCMW at Gul Circle, FHG now operates three medical facilities in the area specifically to cater to the health needs of MW – along with CDPL Medical Center and Tuas View Dorm Medical Post. Currently, more than 60,000 MW have registered for FHG’s PCP.
During the celebration of the opening of the FHMCMW which was held on site, Dr. Koh Poh KoonPrime Minister of State for Labour, Sustainable Development and the Environment, was the guest of honour.
The new medical center has an efficient and reliable framework, incorporating pandemic-ready infrastructural and technological features. These include separate consultation areas with separate ventilation systems to prevent airflow contamination, treatment rooms, observation bays and other specially designed infrastructure elements that help the medical center respond to pandemics.
Having been heavily involved with the WM community, especially during the pandemic, FHG gained first-hand insight into their health care needs and also recognized that WMs sometimes fall through the cracks when it comes to is about accessing affordable and accessible health services. The launch of the new FHMCMW offers a range of quality primary health care services, as well as medical diagnostics, where required, under one roof.
Fullerton Health Chief Executive Officer (SG) Dr. Walter Lim said, “The opening of FHMCMW is a key step in our journey to transform primary care for WMs. The three facilities aim to provide WMs residing in Tuas with a holistic care ecosystem for not only common and chronic conditions, but also medical examinations for the application or renewal of the work permit and the annual basic health examinations.In addition, WMs can also obtain medical assistance through our 24/7 teleconsultation service. As AO PCP, what we really want to achieve is to provide better and faster care to WMs, without the need and hassle of traveling outside of Tuas.”
Suite Dr. Walter Lim“The FHMCMW is a comprehensive facility with a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals including doctors, nurses, medical assistants and radiographers. The medical center is equipped with facilities for x-rays, blood tests, measurements clinics and treatment room on site.FHMCMW hours of operation also cater to WMs – it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Week, 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. week ends. We are only closed on public holidays. Currently, COVID-19 vaccination is available at the FHMCMW for eligible WM, 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..”
About Fullerton Health
Fullerton Health is a leading integrated health system in the Asia Pacific Region. Founded in Singapore in 2010, the company today serves its customers through more than 550 healthcare facilities and an extensive global network of healthcare providers in nine markets in Asia Pacific. Fullerton Health’s value proposition is the integration of healthcare service offerings with personalized management and advisory capabilities, consistent with its goal of providing affordable and accessible care to all in Asia Pacific.
For more information about Fullerton Health, please visit https://www.fullertonhealth.com/
Please credit photos to “Fullerton Health Group” or “富乐医疗集团”
Migrant workers registering for consultation at Fullerton Health Medical Center for Migrant Workers @ Gul Circle
Waiting room for consultation
A migrant worker waiting for his medication at the pharmacy
The Fullerton Health Medical Center for Migrant Workers @ Gul Circle is equipped with X-ray facilities, blood tests, clinical measurements and treatment rooms on site.
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- Additional images from Fullerton Health Medical Center for Migrant Workers @ Gul Circle
- Bio and speech of Dr. Walter LimGeneral Manager FHG (SG)
- Interviews with migrant workers at Fullerton Health Medical Center for Migrant Workers @ Gul Circle
- E-book – The Mighty Storm Fullerton Health takes up the challenge
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