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ONG YE KUNG – LET’S SHOW OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS SUPPORT

Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung said in a statement on Facebook addressing the recent news about the woman who lost her baby.

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Here is the statement

I have just returned from my work trip to Malaysia. While there, I have been watching the NUH issue with deep concern.

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of baby Titus. As a parent myself, I can fully understand the anguish of the family.

I have discussed the matter with DMS Assoc Prof Kenneth Mak. We know that NUH has been in contact with the family and extending full support to them. MOH will work with NUH on a thorough investigation of the matter. We take a serious view of such incidents, and any lapses or shortcomings will be rectified. Any lessons will be shared with the rest of the healthcare system to ensure such incidents do not happen again.

However, whatever the outcome of the investigations, it is very important that we continue to support our healthcare workers.

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Unfortunately, there have been more reports of abuse of healthcare workers recently. I seek everyone’s understanding that in this pandemic crisis, healthcare workers have been going through a very challenging and difficult time. On top of taking care of COVID-19 patients and subjecting themselves to risk, they have been doing their very best to ensure all emergency cases are properly attended to. Let’s continue to show them support and understanding, even as NUH fully investigates the matter.

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