Compassion is one of our core values. We believe it is important to take action. Many families living in Singapore are fortunate enough to have domestic help. Many of these women do not know having a PAP smear test is important in their protection against cervical cancer. While cervical cancer incidence and deaths have been on the decline in first world countries like the United States and those in Europe, the incidence of cervical cancer in less developed countries remains high. This is predominately due to a lack of knowledge and testing.
If caught early, cervical cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. We would like to ensure that the domestic helpers in Singapore have access to the same cervical cancer programmes that are routinely offered to women in other countries. These programmes are proven to be successful in reducing mortality rates and as doctors we know how important early identification is in health outcomes.
We will provide a free cervical cancer test for all the domestic helpers of existing patients. Osler Health will absorb the doctors time, clinic time and laboratory costs. There is no cost to your helper or the employer. We are delighted to extend this pro bono clinic to both our Raffles Hotel Arcade and our Star Vista clinic.
Helper slots will be booked on a first come first serve basis. Want to book? Once you have registered as a patient please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Giving Back clinic session will be held on 22 May – please email email@example.com for details session.
(We kindly ask you to note that this opportunity is for the helpers of our patients).