SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) will provide at least 300 “care ambassadors” to help fill a manpower gap at hospitals, in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
Responding to CNA’s queries on Friday (Apr 3), the national carrier said there is an “urgent and growing need to fill the manpower gap for the care of other patients as hospital nurses are re-directed from their original duties to care for patients infected with COVID-19”.
This programme has so far received more than 300 applications and the number of care ambassadors will be reviewed depending on the needs of the hospitals, it added.
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“To support the nation, Singapore Airlines has opened its call for support to all cabin crew to fill the role of care ambassador. With our crew’s expertise at providing care and world-class service, they are deemed to be a natural fit for this role.
“The spirit of giving back to the community runs high in the company’s culture, as evident in the numerous ways our crew have risen to the