On Friday (6 July), ME1 Lam Guo Wei, a Medical Vocational Instructor from SAF Medical Training Institute, was en route to Japan with his wife, a nurse by profession, when they noticed that a man had fallen unconscious outside the toilet just behind their seats.

Immediately their instincts as medical professionals kicked in as they assessed his medical state and shifted him to a part of the plane that had more space to work with. They checked his consciousness level and vital signs before asking him questions about his medical history through an SQ Flight Attendant as a translator. A Japanese doctor on board the same plane came by when the patient was stabilised.

ME1 Lam proceeded to update him on their medical actions and findings. The Japanese doctor deduced that no emergency landing was required. ME1 Lam said, “This was the second time I’ve encountered a casualty on board a commercial flight. Since my wife and I are medically trained and qualified to aid someone, we did not hesitate to step forward.”

The Singapore Army would like to wish the man a speedy recovery and commend our serviceman and his wife for being ready to step forward when required. #ArmyReadySoldierStrong Photos contributed by John Lin and ME1 Lam Guo Wei

Source: The Singapore Army


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