Singapore works to enhance mental health programmes for migrantsAugust 06, 2020 15:33
The Singapore government has said it is monitoring the situation after recent incidents of 'unnatural deaths' involving migrants amidst concerns over the mental health of thousands of foreign workers confined to their dormitories due to COVID-19.
More than 300,000 migrant workers, mostly from Bangladesh, India and China, had been placed in lockdown in their dormitories in April as part of the government's strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19. In recent weeks, there have been questions about the state of workers' mental health following at least three reports of unnatural deaths, according to Channel News Asia.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Wednesday it has not observed a spike in the number of migrant worker suicides compared to previous years, although it is aware of recent incidents involving workers living in dormitories. -- PTI
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