A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter to a patient in a hospital’s intensive care unit. Photo: Reuters A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter to a patient in a hospital’s intensive care unit. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter to a patient in a hospital’s intensive care unit. Photo: Reuters

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Why is Singapore giving 20,000 blood oxygen monitors to migrant workers?

  • About 8,000 pulse oximeters have already been given to workers with Covid-19 and another 12,000 will be distributed to those living in dorms
  • The devices, usually used to monitor asthma and pneumonia patients, can help identify those who have coronavirus before they exhibit symptoms

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A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter to a patient in a hospital’s intensive care unit. Photo: Reuters A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter to a patient in a hospital’s intensive care unit. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker applies a pulse oximeter to a patient in a hospital’s intensive care unit. Photo: Reuters
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