We thank Dr Joanna Chan Shi-En for her feedback ("Gap in healthcare coverage for foreign workers"; last Thursday).
Under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Regulations, employers are responsible for providing and bearing the cost of medical treatment (including non-work related) for their work-permit or S-Pass holders.
This responsibility is made known to employers at the point of work-pass application, as a condition of the work pass.
Anyone with information on employers who breach their work-pass conditions may contact the Ministry of Manpower at firstname.lastname@example.org
All information will be kept strictly confidential.
Workplace Policy and Strategy Division
Ministry of Manpower