Indonesian Government Exploring Opportunities for Health Workers in Singapore

- 14 December 2022 15:30 WIB
Singapore opens vacancy for Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI) who wish to work in health sector in Singapore. (Photo/Ministry of Labor).
Singapore opens vacancy for Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI) who wish to work in health sector in Singapore. (Photo/Ministry of Labor).

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Indonesian government is exploring cooperation in the placement of Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI) who wish to work in Singapore.

The new job opportunities that Singapore needs at this time are in the form of three positions in the health sector for legal employers, namely healthcare assistant (HCA), enrolled nurse (EN), and registered nurse (RN).

"Currently, there is a real demand in the form of job orders for three health sector positions that will work for employers with legal entities, namely in Singapore-owned hospitals and health facilities. The job orders have been verified at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore," said the Director General of Binapenta and PKK Indonesian Ministry of Labor, Suhartono via Press Release, quoted, Wednesday, 13, 2022.

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Suhartono emphasized that so far the three positions in the health sector have not been filled by many PMI, because candidates must at least have received health education at a school/university in Singapore or the candidate must pass the Singapore Nursing Board (SBN) Exam.

According to Suhartono, there has not been a massive recruitment process for Indonesian health workers to work in Singapore.

To unlock the potential for long-term placement, through the Labor Technical Staff of the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore, the Ministry of Labor facilitated discussions between the Ministry of Health Holding (MoHH) and the Singapore Nursing Board with the Indonesian Nursing Council, the Indonesian National Nurses Association (PPNI), and the Ministry of Health in Ministry of Labor on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

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"Until now, the Agency has collaborated with three P3MIs and the Agency has expressed its willingness to cooperate with more P3MIs," he said.

In addition, on December 14, 2022, for the first time, the SNB Exam will be held in Indonesia.

Suhartono added that Singapore is expected to need 24,000 health workers by 2030, so Singapore must be open to foreign health workers. Singapore needs foreign health workers to be able to meet the needs of health services in the country.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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