Doctor had certified receptionist fit to work

We thank Mrs Ngiam Kweeing for her feedback ("Sick but still serving customers"; Forum Online, Feb 12).

We share her concerns and do encourage staff who are unwell to consult a doctor and rest at home.

They are also eligible for no-MC leave to recuperate at home.

The receptionist, an employee of our vendor, had an eye irritation due to her contact lens.

At the time of the incident, she had already consulted a doctor, and had returned to work after being on medical leave and after her doctor had certified that her condition was not contagious.

Irene Kang (Ms)

Group Director (Communications)

Central Provident Fund Board