21 Nov '11, 10am

Govt considering parental care annual leave

Govt considering parental care annual leave

The Government is looking into the idea of giving Singaporeans annual leave days for taking care of their elderly parents. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN By Tessa Wong The Government is looking into the idea of giving Singaporeans annual leave days for taking care of their elderly parents. This is among several things being considered by the Ministerial Committee on Ageing to provide more help to caregivers, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong. He was responding to Ms Tin Pei Ling, Member of Parliament, Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency, who had asked if the Government would consider mandating annual leave for Singaporeans to take care of their elderly parents. 'The caregivers' ability to provide care remains important and we know that family support is probably one of the most preferred channels of support we can give to our parents,' she said.

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