Pei Jun first heard about HealthServe in late 2016 through a church member who volunteers as a doctor, and ever since then, she has never looked back. As a nurse, Pei Jun helps with the dispensing of medications and ensures that the patients understand the dosage and possible side effects of them. She also gives dietary advice to patients with chronic health problems like respiratory tract infection, high blood pressure and diabetes.
When asked about the motivation behind her years of service, Pei Jun says “I think many times we forget that these migrant workers fall sick too. Healthcare cost in Singapore can be costly.” She shares that HealthServe is a good initiative to provide affordable medical and dental consultations for migrant workers seeking treatment, which is essential especially for those with chronic illness such as diabetes as they can be followed up on and managed appropriately. A non-resident migrant worker has to pay S$50-70, which is around 3 times their daily pay, relative to the fixed amount of S$8 at HealthServe.
The greatest takeaway for Pei Jun are the smiles exchanged amongst the frenetic pace of activity in the clinics. “I think it is amazing that these [migrant] brothers are really appreciative of what you do for them, no matter how big or small. They always seem to have a smile on their faces!”