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Five NUHS individuals answered the call of duty and revived a

man who had a cardiac arrest at an MRT station, even though

they were o work then. Their quick action and teamwork saved

a life. For that, Dr Peng KaiIing, Senior Sta Nurse Nurhana Binte

Mohamed, Sta Nurse Hazel Tan and NUS medical students Peter

Daniel and Kelvin Wui received the Public Spiritedness Award from

the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

NUHS group recognised

for life-saving act

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From le : Peter Daniel, SN Hazel Tan, Dr Peng Kailing, SSN Nurhana Binte

Mohamed, Kelvin Wui

The mentors

with Dr

Magdalene

Lee (second

from le ) and

Dr Darius Pan

(third from

le ) who

represented

the group

of medical

students who

conducted

the survey.

Joint effort to address

public health issues

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At the 2nd Singapore International Public

Health Conference, organised by NUS Saw

Swee Hock School of Public Health and held

in September 2016, NUHS public health experts

gathered with local and overseas healthcare

professionals to discuss solutions to pertinent

healthcare challenges. These ranged from

infectious diseases such as Zika to diabetes.

Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State,

Ministry of Health and Ministry of the

Environment and Water Resources, opened

the conference as the guest of honour.

An NUHS study, which aims to educate the public about the

proper use of antibiotics, found that over 75% of patients do not

know that antibiotics are not e ective against viral infections, such

as coughs, sore throats or runny noses. Patients expect antibiotics

to be prescribed for such ailments and would see another doctor

if such drugs were not given, according to findings. The study was

conducted by NUS Medicine students, under the mentorship of Dr

Mark Chen (NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health), Dr Lee

Tau Hong (Tan Tock Seng Hospital) and Dr Lim Fong Seng (NUH).

Debunking myths

about antibiotics

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The NUH Eye International Congress, held in

November 2016, saw eye health experts from

around the world coming together to share

knowledge and discuss ideas and issues in the

field of eye health. Held in conjunction with

the NUH Department of Ophthalmology’s 30th

anniversary celebration, the guest of honour

was Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign

A airs (fourth from right in photo) and an

alumnus of the ophthalmology department.

The event also featured an art exhibition to

raise funds for the visually impaired.

Commemorating and

enhancing eye health

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OCT 2016

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