The COVID-19 patient was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit in late March. As his physiotherapist, Ching Yee had to work with him twice a day to help him improve his mobility. However, it wasn’t easy in the beginning as the patient often resisted therapy due to fatigue, breathlessness and discomfort in his joints.
But Ching Yee was determined to change that. One day, when she had the opportunity to be alone with him, she told him, “Uncle, I am trying so hard to help you, but you keep pushing me away. I am very sad.”
Her heartfelt words broke down the barrier between them and after that, the patient started to make an effort to move his limbs more. Soon he was able to do complex tasks like holding a cup, combing his hair and turning on the bed.
After two months, the patient recovered from COVID-19 and was ready to be discharged. Everyone was happy for him, even more so for Ching Yee because she knew she was one of the reasons he was able to walk out of the hospital.
With a sudden COVID lockdown, Dr Rubing Wei from Parkway Hospital People’s Square put his time and medical knowledge to good use by helping some 2,000 fellow residents of the Xiang Mei Garden residential complex in Pudong, Shanghai.
Who says festive holidays are reserved for celebrations with family and friends? Senior Nurse from Prince Court Medical Centre Chu Tai Feng chose to give back to the community, by volunteering with IHH Malaysia’s medical outreach team
On 9 November, Singapore’s Heath Minister Ong Ye Kung paid a visit to Mount Elizabeth Hospital to recognise and appreciate our staff for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice throughout the ongoing crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been the cause of considerable stress and burnout, especially so for our healthcare colleagues. While stress cannot be avoided, we can certainly learn to manage it. In this aspect, Group Nursing has taken the lead.
“Nothing is impossible to a willing heart” – the wisdom of Abraham Lincoln has been a guiding force in Dr Chang Woan Ching’s life, and the motivation behind her string of academic achievements during the difficult COVID-19 lockdown period.
Taking action against fake news and information clutter around COVID-19 vaccination, Acibadem Healthcare has launched a 360 marketing and communications campaign ‘Hold on to Life with Vaccination’.
Amid overwhelming public demand for alternative COVID-19 vaccines, IHH Singapore officially began offering its first batch of 10,000 doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine on 30 August.
To save her daughter, mother of 13-year-old Irfa was more than willing to donate her liver from the get-go. The pressure fell on Global Hospital, Parel’s transplant team to fulfil her hopes of seeing her daughter live a vibrant and happy life once more.
Drive-thrus are not proprietary to fast food joints. IHH Malaysia, for one, is a pioneer of drive-thru COVID-19 swab tests from the onset of the pandemic. Pantai Hospital Penang has gone further by introducing drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination on 12 July.