Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 07:25:57 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Mon, Oct 19 2009 10:25 pm
Subject: Bosses must pay maids' medical bills in full
Which Singapore employer pay the workers medical bill in full? Not
even the Mindef.
Bosses must pay maids' medical bills in full
Mon, Oct 19, 2009
The Straits Times
By Theresa Tan, Community Correspondent
EMPLOYERS whose maids incur medical bills beyond what they are insured
for will have to fork out the difference themselves.
If they have difficulties doing so, they can approach the hospital to
pay the bill in instalments, for example, said Senior Parliamentary
Secretary for Manpower Hawazi Daipi in Parliament on Monday afternoon.
Mr Daipi was responding to questions by MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC Baey
Yam Keng who asked what help do bosses who can't afford to pay the
full medical bills of their maids get. He also asked if the Government
would consider capping the maximum liability of bosses.