Saturday, 4 March 2017

Six months of parental leave for public sector in pilot scheme


Ref: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/public-servants-to-have-up-to-6-months-parental-leave-per-couple/3561730.html

Maids to receive infant care training in new pilot course


More help to give caregivers a break

A pilot scheme that aims to give caregivers a breather from their duties has been expanded, with the programme now available at more than 40 nursing homes, up from 15 in 2013.

The Nursing Home Respite Care programme allows caregivers to leave their loved ones at a nursing home for up to 30 days.

The Singapore Silver Line, which provides information about eldercare services and available grants has received more than 125,000 calls since its 2014 launch.


Large quantity of urine in swimming pools



Ref: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/americas/large-quantity-of-urine-in-pools-a-health-risk-study