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NUHS volunteers out in full force to provide medical support and COVID-19 swabbing at worker dorms

Over 800 clinicians, nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and ancillary staff from the National University Health System (NUHS) have been providing medical support and swabbing for COVID-19 in foreign worker dormitories since early April.  

These staff volunteers have stepped up as part of a national effort to care for the foreign workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore, NUHS shared in a social media post. 

Photo courtesy: NUHS
Photo courtesy: NUHS

In a Facebook photo set, NUHS revealed that its teams "have been planning, collaborating and stepping up training to support the Dorm operations in the West." 

The group of healthcare institutions include National University Hospital, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, National University Polyclinics, National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore, as well as NUHS' Regional Health System Office. 

Photo courtesy: NUHS
Photo courtesy: NUHS
Photo courtesy: NUHS
Photo courtesy: NUHS

"In anticipation of an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the dormitories, we are heartened by the encouraging response that we received when we rallied for more staff volunteers," NUHS said in its post. 

"Apart from playing an active role to contain the outbreaks, our healthcare colleagues are out in full force to reassure our foreign workers that we are standing by them in their time of need as they play an important role in building Singapore," it added.

Members of the public who are interested in volunteering may also register here


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