Ministry of Health

The Singaporean Lady With The Lamp

It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly – Stephen Ambrose. We talk to a student who has answered the noble profession’s call and her plans for the future.

By Farhan Shah

Much like Florence Nightingale, celebrated English nurse, 21-year-old Amy Kok wanted to make a difference in the lives of others and carve out a meaningful career. While Florence Nightingale was influenced by the call of God, Amy’s head was turned when she went for a 1-week nursing placement in a hospital, during her time as an officer in the St. John’s Brigade.

“During the placement, my perspectives on helping people changed dramatically. I felt inadequate because I was surrounded by sick people but I lacked the skills to look after them. It was that experience which aroused my interest in pursuing an enriching career in Nursing,” Amy shares.

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The Voice of Hope

Imagine having to go through life being unable to express your thoughts and feelings through the medium of communication. For some, this is their reality. We speak with Sri Devi D/O Mageandran, a Speech Therapist at KKH, to find out what she does to help individuals and free lives, one voice at a time.

By Yvette Tan

Instead of being a Speech Therapist, 26-year-old Sri Devi D/O Mageandran could have ended up at the unlikeliest of places – the engineering industry. However, the Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) Health Science Scholarship offered the LaTrobe University graduate the perfect opportunity to chase her dreams.

We sit down with Sri Devi and find out how becoming a Speech Therapist was the best decision she’s ever made.

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