International Medical Clinic is proud to announce our collaboration with Healthserve as part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Healthserve is an Institution of Public Character (IPC)-registered charity that advocates for a society where every migrant worker lives a life of health, well-being with dignity. Healthserve is dedicated to providing holistic health and social care to the disadvantaged migrant community, including medical, dental mental health services, social assistance and education programs.
IMC are privileged to have the opportunity to staff and run medical clinics from Healthserve’s Geylang Clinic once a month. IMC doctors, together with our nursing and administrative staff volunteer as a team on the last Thursday of every month.
In addition, IMC will provide other resources, from additional medical equipment and ongoing education to their clinic assistants. We are grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Healthserve and be a part of their mission to bring hope and healing to the migrant worker community.
The coordination and partnership with Healthserve was made possible by Dr Benjamin Kuan, Healthserve’s Deputy Executive Director and Head of Medical Services. He has been instrumental in bringing IMC and Healthserve together to provide much-needed healthcare services to the migrant community in Singapore.
At Healthserve, the community is at the centre of their work, involving individuals from all walks of life in developing and delivering their healthcare services. From healthcare professionals volunteering at their clinic to working professionals supporting their health education programs and crisis helpline, Healthserve has a dedicated team of volunteers who are passionate about their cause.
The impact of Healthserve’s initiatives has been significant, with over 10,000 patients visiting their clinic each year and the same number of workers being engaged at outreach events. In addition, their crisis helpline, Singapore’s first 24-hour service for migrant workers, has also answered thousands of calls and provided counselling to hundreds of distressed workers.
However, with close to 400,000 low-wage migrant workers in the CMP (construction, marine shipyard and process) sector, there is still much work to be done. As the government continues to roll out the mandatory Primary Care Plan for these workers, Healthserve remains focused on serving other groups of low-wage work permit holders who fall through the cracks.
In conclusion, we are thrilled to be a part of this worthy cause and to work alongside Healthserve to provide essential healthcare services to the migrant worker community in Singapore. We are committed to making a difference and hope to be part of many more initiatives like this in the future.
Visit their website here to find out more information about Healthserve.