Friday, 9 January 2015

TTSH Singapore Hospital Corrected Wrong Medicine

Singapore Hospital Corrected Wrong Medicine.
TTSH Took Corrective Action to Remove Human Contagion.
Many Questions Remained Unanswered:
Have the Human Contagion been Totally Destroyed?
Have all Co-conspirators, if Any, been Identified and Eliminated?


Reports of a Statement by the Hospital on 9 Jan 2014 announced that Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has dismissed a Radiologist Nursing staff member, one Ello Ed Mundsel Bello [Facebook nick: Edz Ello], after he had admitted to “offensive comments” made last year (2014). The pattern of similar derogatory anti-Singapore remarks on his Facebook were in fact discovered only AFTER more recent, and possibly criminal, inflammatory threats to “kick out Singaporeans” and “prayed (wished) for Singaporean deaths” were made on 3 Jan 2014, also on his Facebook.  

The Statement particularly mentioned that this decision, coincidentally by the New Top Hospital Management, was NOT related to the more serious Threats to National Security posted by the Staff on the 3 Jan 2014.  I am baffled and wondered why the need for this Caveat since these threats is not a laughing matter.  

TTSH had earlier wrongly placed the Staff on administrative duties, pending police investigations of the recent Threat instead of the standard HRM practice of suspending the Staff pending the police investigations as well as an Internal Inquiry.

TTSH was founded 170 years ago on the spirit and values of compassion and care for the people as personified by its Founder Tan Tock Seng.

That a Staff of TTSH should harbor such murderous thoughts regarding Singapore and all things Singaporean had understandably shocked our Nation this week.

Yet this Week, in the face of obvious death threats and a fellow co-worker’s desire to inflict possible personal harm to Singaporeans, TTSH Singaporean staff continued to report to work and attend to the hundreds of Hospital patients and visitors, trusting the Authorities to do the Right thing.  This resolute spirit of TTSH Staff in caring for its patients this week is legendary.  And Singapore is once again reminded of their similar bravery and courage which touched us across the island when SARS hit Singapore in 2003.

Singaporeans fondly recalled TTSH as our “Ground-Zero” bastion in the Battle Against the Deadly SARS Virus in 2013.  SARS had also inflicted many Healthcare workers including 49 nurses, 13 doctor and 22 others (attendants, radiographers, housekeepers, a porter, and a cleaning supervisor).  Healthcare workers constituted more than 40% of those who had contracted SARS.  This week, we too remembered the TTSH heroes who died from the disease, and the many more heroes in TTSH who made invaluable contributions and sacrifices.

Many Questions however remained Unanswered:
How did this happen?
Are there more like-minded “Hate Singaporeans” Foreign Talents?
Have the Human Contagion been Totally Destroyed?
Have all Co-conspirators, if Any, been Identified and Eliminated?
Are Singaporeans NOW Safe?

It is critically important that we should not treat this lightly as an isolated case. We need to be clear-headed and study the circumstances for such a human contagion to flourish right under our very eyes and noses.  It is NOT a call for a witch-hunt for “Sook Sing” [or “Kill Singaporeans”] serial-killers among foreign talents from any particular country.  The end of our Post-mortem must be to send an unequivocal, categorical and yet loud message that Singaporeans WILL NOT laugh away any threats to our nation, community and loved ones. 

An unmistakable example must be made out of this incident to project no doubt that Singaporeans will respond swiftly; and as totally, resolutely, strongly and decisively to any Threats to Singapore and our way of life in the same ruthless manner that we had dealt with the SARS virus.      





2 comments:

  1. End-note: In September 2015, Filipino nurse Ello Ed Mundsel Bello, 29, was jailed for four months for sedition after insulting Singaporeans online and calling on his countrymen to take over the city-state. He was charged with providing false information to the police along with sedition.

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  2. End-note: In September 2015, Filipino nurse Ello Ed Mundsel Bello, 29, was jailed for four months for sedition after insulting Singaporeans online and calling on his countrymen to take over the city-state. He was charged with providing false information to the police along with sedition.

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