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Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung shared a Facebook post paying tribute to all the healthcare workers and thanking them on May Day.


He said that their indomitable and selfless spirit kept Singapore going during the pandemic.

Here is what he said on Facebook

“Happy #MayDay! On this day, I want to pay tribute to all our healthcare workers.

They provide round-the-clock care for the patients.

They are our last line of defence in our fight against COVID-19.


They made tremendous sacrifices.

Their indomitable and selfless spirit kept #Singapore going during the pandemic.

We owe them a great debt of gratitude.

I want to thank every healthcare team for staying at their posts and performing their duties.

Thank you, to all our #HealthcareHeroes!”

This is the Emergency Department (ED) team at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

They often had to move a step ahead to adjust capacity, outbreak management measures, resources and protocols to save lives. The ED also led doctors, nurses, radiographers, pharmacists and volunteers across various units to care for hundreds of patients daily to keep our community safe.

Photo credit: Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
This is the Nursing team at Yishun Health.

They had to make quick conversion of Business-As-Usual wards to COVID-19 wards (and vice versa) to cater to bed demands.

Photo credit: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
The team at the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP).

From setting up and managing health posts at migrant worker dormitories and swab isolation facilities to deploying NHGP staff to be part of the mobile mass swabbing efforts across Singapore, NHGP took swift steps to support the nation’s battle against COVID-19.

Photo credit: National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
This is the Department of Laboratory Medicine at National University Hospital (NUH).

NUH’s medical technologists were involved in the intensive testing and validation of COVID-19 test kits. At its peak, 1641 tests were performed in a single day.

Photo credit: National University Hospital – NUH
The Emergency Department (ED) team at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

The ED team provides round-the-clock care for all types of medical emergencies. At its peak, the ED team saw more than 400 patients in a day in February 2022.

Photo credit: JurongHealth Campus
The Chronic Programme team at Alexandra Hospital (AH).

With the teleconsultation service on the One NUHS app, AH patients do not need to go to the hospital to see their doctors for a follow up consultation. The teleconsultation feature also helps to reduce the crowd in clinics and allows for better safe distancing measures.

Photo credit: Alexandra Hospital
This is the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) team from Infectious Disease Service, Department of Paediatrics.

Healthcare professionals across KKH stepped forward to provide care for infected children and pregnant women, and those suspected to have COVID-19. They played a key role in responding to the swift execution of the disease outbreak taskforce plan by KKH.

Photo credit: KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
This is the Bright Vision Hospital (BVH) team.

Since April 2020, BVH has been converted from a Community Hospital to a COVID-19 care facility to provide clinical care for COVID-19 patients.

Photo credit: SingHealth Community Hospitals
The ‘Mission COVE’ (COvid Vaccination for the
Elderly) by the SingHealth Polyclinics team.

They reached out to elderly patients to come forward for their COVID-19 vaccination. 178 staff from 20 departments in SHP Head Office were activated to call more than 13,500 unvaccinated patients aged 70 years old and above.

Photo credit: SingHealth Polyclinics

Images source: via Ong Ye Kung Facebook

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