See a snapshot below of what HealthServe has been up to between April and June 2016.
Little India Office & Shelter Opens
We are thrilled to announce the soft launch of our Little India Office and Emergency Shelter, located on Desker Road. HealthServe opened this office to better serve injured South Asian workers who frequent the area. Since opening earlier in June, we have already assisted with 30 work-injury cases. We will be starting a meal plan where workers are encouraged to cook healthier options and will begin housing workers in our emergency shelter in July.
SAMASAMA Event Over Labour Day Weekend
HealthServe partnered with ToGatherTogether over Labour Day weekend to host SAMASAMA, an art exhibition aimed at redefining migrant workers. Over the course of the 3-day event, nearly 500 guests visited the art and story showcase, which included a guided exhibition tour, a tour of the Mandai Westlite Dormitory, and dinner with migrant workers. You can view the migrant heroes featured here.
"Me Migrant" Book Launch
Our dear friend Md Mukul is now a published author in Singapore! Mukul, a construction worker from Bangladesh, is a regular volunteer at our Mandai clinic and a very talented poet. His poetry book, "Me Migrant", was launched on May 1. If you haven't gotten your hands on a copy yet, you can purchase one here.
Earlier in June, our clinic manager and four medical interns conducted a vital signs training for nine injured migrant workers. These workers volunteered 4 hours of clinic duty and monitored the vital signs of at least 10 patients in order to finish the course. It is inspiring to see our injured migrant brothers volunteering their time to help other migrant workers at our clinic.
Vital Signs Training for Injured Workers
Screenings for Health
In May, we partnered with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to conduct a health and eye screening for 230 workers at the Mandai Westlite Dormitory. In June, we partnered with Temasek Polytechnic to screen over 135 workers in Little India. From these screenings, we flagged 58 workers with optical issues and over 30 workers with high blood pressure and referred them to our clinics and network of pro bono doctors for further treatment.