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Doctor in the House: Caring For The Health And Well-Being Of Migrant Workers

Dr George Lee, Consultant Urologist | Associate Professor Dr Tharani Loganathan, Public Health Physician & Associate Professor of Global Health, University of Malaya | Dr Abed Onn, Vice-President, Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Malaysia

01-Mar-24 16:00

Doctor in the House: Caring For The Health And Well-Being Of Migrant Workers

In the last two months, several developments involving migrant workers have put a spotlight on their right to fair living and working conditions. In one case, it was revealed that several hundred Bangladeshi workers had been left stranded and jobless after being duped by their recruitment agency. Separately, the Negri Sembilan and Johor governments have also announced that migrant workers in their respective states have to be housed in registered Centralised Living Quarters (CLQ), and not in residential areas. On top of that, rarely a month goes by without a news report about migrant workers getting injured - sometimes fatally - while on the job. On the show, we look at how migrant labour policies, as well as occupational and environmental health practices, should prioritise the health and well-being of foreign workers.

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Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek

Presented by: Lim Sue Ann


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