While on their way to an outfield exercise on Wednesday (April 25), servicemen from the Combat Medic Specialist Course of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Medical Training Institute (SMTI) encountered a traffic accident along Mandai Avenue at around 6.40 am and rendered their assistance to its victims.
A school van ferrying four students had crashed into a lamp post and caused traffic congestion.
ME3 Ng Jaan Woei, officer commanding and emergency medical technician specialist at SMTI, reportedly halted the convoy of SAF vehicles after seeing the four children crying and the driver at the side of the road at the accident scene.
He tended to the superficial cuts of a boy that resulted from the shattered glass from the school van.
3SG Tay Yong Xi Delwin, an emergency medical technician specialist at SMTI, also tended to another boy who had similar injuries.
Furthermore, under the leadership of ME2 Muhammad Zulhilmi, he and several others went the extra mile to shift the fallen lamp post to ease traffic flow and allow the ambulances to more efficiently reach the accident site.
The casualties were taken to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in a conscious state.
The actions of the servicemen are an embodiment of one of the SAF’s core values- professionalism, and received commendation from the public. Kudos to the guys. Seek, save, serve!
In a separate incident, an SAF medic rendered his assistance when a child on board Scoot flight TR869 from Bangkok to Singapore experienced respiratory problems.