What is being done to help affected Tan Tock Seng Hospital workers from being discriminated against?
That was the broad question posed in parliament by Jurong GRC Member of Parliament (MP), Tan Wu Meng.
Tan said he had heard of nurses who had been told by landlords to move out on short notice, healthcare workers who cannot find a "Grab or a taxi" to take them home after work.
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong agreed that this was a "worrisome trend" and one that should not be condoned.
That, Gan said, was part of the struggle they were facing, as while they did not condone these actions, they are concerned about healthcare workers well-being, and had to find ways to support them.
Gan revealed that the Ministry of Health and the Multi-Ministry Taskforce have been working together with the hospitals to provide support for affected workers.
They are negotiating with hotels to provide alternative accommodations to the workers who have been affected.
Gan however made it clear that this should not be an excuse for landlords to kick these workers out on the basis that there are alternative accommodations.
He also urged Singaporeans to show support to TTSH healthcare workers.
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