Ministry of Labour says more than 1,600 workers fainted in 22 factories in 2017.
The government paid about $390,000 to female garment workers who delivered babies.
More than 100 workers at the KKN Apparel factory in Koh Kong province’s Special Economic Zone fainted yesterday after the smell of oil spread inside the building.
The National Social Security Fund provides government benefits to female workers who delivered babies over the New Year.
The Labour Minister calls on business owners to register with the NSSF before December 31.
The National Social Security Fund begins to facilitate Health Equity Fund services from the government.