S'pore explores all options with nurses in short supply

Focus on growing local workforce, automation even as they are sourced from more countries

A nurse attending to a migrant worker on drip at Jurong Community Hospital in April last year. The Government has announced salary hikes of 5 per cent to 14 per cent for nurses from this month. ST FILE PHOTO
A nurse attending to a migrant worker on drip at Jurong Community Hospital in April last year. The Government has announced salary hikes of 5 per cent to 14 per cent for nurses from this month. ST FILE PHOTO
A nurse attending to a migrant worker on drip at Jurong Community Hospital in April last year. The Government has announced salary hikes of 5 per cent to 14 per cent for nurses from this month. ST FILE PHOTO
A nurse attending to a migrant worker on drip at Jurong Community Hospital in April last year. The Government has announced salary hikes of 5 per cent to 14 per cent for nurses from this month. ST FILE PHOTO

Ms Nan Hnin Ei Phyu, 38, an assistant nurse clinician with the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), left Myanmar to come to Singapore in 2000 to study nursing.

Her aunt, who was working here as a nurse, had encouraged her to do so, and Ms Nan, now a Singapore permanent resident, was recently one of the 125 nurses presented with the Nurses' Merit Award.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 11, 2021, with the headline 'S'pore explores all options with nurses in short supply'. Subscribe