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Migrant worker advocate in intensive care

Foreign workers' advocacy group Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (Home) founder and chief executive Bridget Tan (above) suffered a stroke yesterday morning and is in intensive care.

The 65-year-old was sent to Changi General Hospital on the same day, after collapsing in her home. She remains unconscious as of yesterday evening.

The Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People took to its Facebook page to call on people to pray for Ms Tan, reported The Straits Times Online yesterday.

COLLAPSED AT HOME

"She collapsed at her home this morning and was taken to hospital. She is suspected of suffering from a stroke arising from a blood clot in her brain. Please pray for her," it wrote.

Ms Tan, who founded Home in 2004, served as its president until two years ago. In October 2012, she stepped down and took on a newly-created position of chief executive officer, where she managed the daily operations of the group.