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Free Healthcare Service for Foreign Workers on December 13

The Foreign and Disabled Labor Office (FDLO) will join hands with Taipei City Hospital and Tzu Chi International Medical Association in holding the fifth session of the 2015 healthcare program for foreign laborers on December 13 at Taipei Main Station (area between West Gate 1 and North 3). The event starts at 1 PM.
According to Labor Commissioner Lai Hsiang-lin, Taipei has a foreign worker population of 43,815. Among these, 90-percent work in the field of household caregiving. As this population constitutes an important part of the city’s labor force, the city government has the responsibility to help them address health issues.
In light of this, Department of Labor has organized free health checkup for the group since 2004, providing medical consultation service without language barriers. Lai also urged employers to grant leaves for the foreign laborers, allowing them to relieve their physical and mental stress.
The upcoming session offers general health examination, as well as special clinics in the areas of ophthalmology, dermatology, otolaryngology, internal medicine, gynecology, orthopaedics, psychosomatics, and Chinese medicine.
Interested individuals can visit the Chinese FDLO website (http://www.fd.gov.taipei/) for more information, or call (02)2559-8518, ext. 5212.