‘You have done your part for Singapore… we will take care of you’: Doctor tells migrant workers in heartfelt message

Dr Muntasir from the Sengkang General Hospital also wanted the workers to know that they have no reasons to be afraid as help is available for them.

Nigel Chin

Former journalist turned Youthopia slave. Secretly in love with Baby Yoda.

Published: 20 April 2020, 7:05 PM

We can only defeat the COVID-19 virus if we are all doing our part together, regardless of race, religion, or even nationality.

And a doctor from Sengkang General Hospital is advocating just that, through a heartfelt message to Bangladeshi foreign workers at their dormitory.

video of Dr Muntasir addressing the workers was uploaded by the hospital onto its Facebook page and has been shared more than 2,600 times.

Donning grey overalls and surgical mask with a loudhailer in hand, Dr Muntasir told the workers: “Unfortunately, (the virus) has come to your dorms too. Should you be afraid? I will tell you there is nothing to be afraid of as we are already here for you all.”

“We will be taking care of your health,” he added.

He also shared tips for the workers on how they can further protect themselves. This includes staying in their rooms at all times, keeping their surroundings and bed clean, and washing their hands with soap as many times as possible.

Dr Muntasir also told the workers that they have nothing to be afraid of.

“If you feel unwell, please inform the doctors… do not be afraid and hide things as we are here to help you,” he said.

“You have done your part for Singapore, you have built the buildings we live in, you have built the roads we travel upon, your contribution to Singapore is enormous. You are one of us and we will take care of you.”

Sengkang General Hospital said its doctors and medical teams are there to also reassure and console the foreign workers. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/SENGKANG GENERAL HOSPITAL

Netizens left over 200 comments on the post and were full of praise for healthcare workers.

“Thank you very much healthcare workers!!! Greatly appreciate (you) for always looking after our safety and health,” said Rena Tay.

Another, Elvin Goh, added: “Thank you to not only people in the healthcare sector but also to everyone in each and every sector that provides services to others. Our healthcare workers are able to be at the frontline because of people working behind the (scenes)… Everyone plays a part in this battle and it has yet to end.

“Cheering everyone on regardless who you are, where you are and what you are doing.”

As the number of cases among foreign workers continue to rise, it is important for all Singaporeans to come together and help them to overcome this great adversity together. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, you can check out some of the initiatives here.

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