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Mini Review - (2023) Volume 17, Issue 3

The Actual Needs for Medical Care and Related Characteristics in the Fishing Community

Lakshmi Shankar*
Fisheries Department, Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project, Canada
*Correspondence: Lakshmi Shankar, Fisheries Department, Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management Project, Canada, Email:

Received: 02-Mar-2023, Manuscript No. ipfs-23-13591; Editor assigned: 06-Mar-2023, Pre QC No. ipfs-23-13591; Reviewed: 20-Mar-2023, QC No. ipfs-23-13591; Revised: 24-Mar-2023, Manuscript No. ipfs-23-13591; Published: 31-Mar-2023, DOI: 10.36648/1307-234X.


Immigrant workers are an important part of fishing, but society easily overlooks them. Immigrant fisheries workers' health issues and characteristics are still unknown. There were descriptive and retrospective analyses carried out. Between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017, outpatient data for six fishing villages in the North Eastern were gathered from a primary care clinic. The information of workers who were immigrants was recorded and compared to that of natives. Immigrant workers were significantly younger than natives, predominantly male, and had fewer mean annual visits. During the third quarter of the year, the immigrant worker's visits tended to be more focused. Workers from immigrant countries paid more for registration and self-payment, but their total costs were lower because they paid less for diagnostic tests, oral medications, and lab tests. The main five analyses for migrant specialists were respiratory illnesses (38.3%), injury (15.2%), outer muscle sicknesses (11.2%), skin-related infections (9.5%), and stomach related sicknesses (9.1%). Settler labourers were decidedly connected with irresistible/parasitic infections, and adversely corresponded with clinical counsels and endocrine/metabolic sicknesses. Self-payment and registration fees were also positively correlated with immigrant workers, but total costs and diagnosis fees were negatively correlated (all p 0.05). Age and sex, not ethnicity, influenced the distribution of skin diseases and trauma. The health concerns of immigrants should receive greater attention.


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Workers in the fishing industry face some of the most challenging and risky work environments in the primary sector of the economy, which has a direct impact on their health at work. Problems with fishermen's health and methods of occupational protection are frequently discussed in the major fishing nations of the West, particularly in Northern Europe and the countries of the Mediterranean. Injuries, infectious diseases, sensory impairments, and skin diseases are among the concerns [1].

Young people from rural areas have moved to urban areas and favored tertiary job sectors, which has helped the economy grow. In general, there has been a significant decrease in the supply of labor for primary industries like fishing. Starting around 1992, the public authority of has permitted outsider specialists into the country with three-year momentary working visas [2]. Over 670,000 official immigrant workers, including 12,305 commercial workers, were employed in in 2018. Because offshore labor environments are relatively closed and fisheries workers make up a small percentage of all immigrant workers, their concerns may be easy to ignore and difficult to investigate. Immigrant worker conditions, including their working environments and labor rights, have long been a global problem. The jobs these people have played in business fisheries have been significant for, anyway the medical issues and related attributes of migrant specialists in fisheries stay hazy. The point of the ongoing review was to comprehend the previously mentioned issues and make correlations with local people [3].

Materials and Methods

Study design and sampling

There were descriptive and retrospective analyses carried out. Daxi Clinic, a healthcare facility in a remote part of the North- Eastern coast of, provided outpatient data. Six fishing villages nearby received primary care from the community clinic, which was located in a major fishing port. The majority of residents of the fishing community were employed as employees of the onshore or offshore fishing processing industry, with the exception of children and elderly retirees [4]. It additionally gave open essential consideration to migrant specialists. Using The Tenth Revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) codes, immigrant workers and native patients' demographic data, medical costs, the time of visit, and major diagnosis were compared. The study began on August 1, 2016, and ended on July 31, 2017 [5].



During the course of the study, the fishing community-based clinic enrolled a total of 1583 subjects with 9090 visits, including 241 immigrants and 1342 natives [6]. 195 of the immigrant workers had official NHI-covered permits and were originally from Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The remaining 46 were non-officially introduced to the nation and were not covered by the NHI. They were originally from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The segment information of all study members are recorded Contrasted and the locals, the migrant specialists had a fundamentally more youthful mean age, a higher extent of guys, and less mean facility visits each year. The average age of the immigrant workers was less than 65 [7].


Since the policy for receiving immigrant workers was implemented in 1992, there have been a number of prior studies regarding medical care for new residents (immigrants by marriage) and immigrant workers. In any case, the greater part of the neighborhood studies have zeroed in on the strength of migrant ladies and their youngsters, for example, peripartum/post pregnancy care, oral wellbeing, and transcultural transformation and mental sickness. The media consistently ignores all studies regarding the health and medical care of immigrant fishermen. There is currently only one organization devoted to immigrant fishermen's medical care and labor rights. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utilization of primary care in order to comprehend the health issues faced by this particular group of immigrant workers and to discuss potential solutions [8].

Male immigrant workers make up the majority, according to demographic data. In traditional fishing villages, male immigrants work as fishermen, and female immigrants stay at home to care for families or work in peripheral on-shore fishing processing industries. Due to their younger age and the language-related medical barrier, immigrants' workers had fewer clinic visits than natives [9]. When immigrant workers from Southeast Asia, the majority of whom do not speak fluent Mandarin, were compared to workers from the People's Republic of China (PRC), who speak Mandarin and can easily communicate with natives, Southeast Asian workers had significantly fewer clinic visits (1.92 1.72 vs. 2.00 1.33; p = 0.76). The authors assumed that short-term, rotating working visas and a lack of pre-employment language training were the root causes of these obstacles. Additionally, these obstacles impacted the depth of the clinical interview and the major diagnosis, making it challenging to address psychological issues affecting immigrant workers [10]. Language barriers were also the source of difficulties, according to a previous local study on the health of immigrant women and new residents. The authors believe that medical crews could benefit from real-time translation assistants and basic Indonesian or Vietnamese medical language training.


When compared to the native population, immigrant workers in fishing communities had distinct demographic characteristics, such as a younger age, a male predominance, and a variety of visiting seasons. Age and sex influenced the distribution of skin diseases and injuries. Immigrant workers had higher HRs for infectious and parasitic diseases than natives of the same age and sex, but lower ratios for endocrine and metabolic diseases and emergency medical consultations. Self-payment of medical services, such as intravenous/intramuscular injections, was preferred by immigrants' workers. This reflects the reasons for their medical treatments and the underlying pressures on the labor market. Based on our analyses, we believed that healthcare status and the working conditions of immigrant fishery workers should receive more attention and that changes should be made.


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Citation: Shankar L (2023) The Actual Needs for Medical Care and Related Characteristics in the Fishing Community. J Fish Sci, Vol. 17 No. 3: 116.